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----- Original Message -----
From: "gregggadow" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Joe Hill" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Intro and other


> --- In conlang@y..., Joe Hill <joe@W...> wrote:
> >
> > It's Frisian, unless you count Scots as a language rather than a
> dialect.
> > Then Dutch, then the Norse languages, then French, then German etc.
>
> Do you means Scotch Gaelic? There are enough differences between it
> and Irish Gaelic that I consider them to be different languages (in
> my amateur opinion.)
>
> As for Gaelic being related to English... interesting. I've never
> noticed the similarity. It would make sense, though; the origins of
> English should be related to Cornish, Kentish, Welsh, Manx, Scotch,
> Irish and other languages of the British Isles. The question is,
> where does Frisian fit in?
>

No, I mean Doric Scots.  It is technically a dialect of English.  Frisian is
the closest Germanic Language to English.