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In a message dated 1/31/2007 11:27:44 AM Central Standard Time, 
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> As Max Weinreich said (in Yiddish), a language is
> a dialect with an army and a navy.  Which means that
> Afrikaans is now a dialect of Xhosa.--John Cowan
> 

I think Cowan misinterpreted Weinreich, perhaps deliberately.

stevo