[Spellyans] Frisian orthography

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Nov 14 14:17:45 GMT 2013


Yes, but also because of he settlement history of North Frisia. The islands were settled up to 500 years earlier than the mainland, but even the mainland shows marked dialectal diversity. This is because the language was only spoken locally. Historically, across the region Low German or Southern Jutish were used as Linguae Francae, in modern times Standard German and sometimes Danish. The island dialects of Föhr (NF: Fering) and Amrum (NF: Oomram) are remarkably close, though they each show variantion even on the respective islands. All in all, linguistically North Frisia is an extremely divers place!
Dan  


On Nov 14, 2013, at 3:05 PM, Ray Chubb wrote:

> Due to the fact that North Frisia consists of a number of islands.
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> On 14 Du 2013, at 10:04, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
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>> The NF dialects are partially quite divergent on all linguistic levels, so much more difficult to squeeze into one 'unified' system than Cornish would be. 
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