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On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:40:47 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson 
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>Actually (Old) English originated in northwestern Germania,
>along the coast roughly between present-day Kiel in
>Germany and present-day Groningen in The Netherlands and
>in the inland behind.  Most of the traits that set English
>apart from other Germanic languages were already in place
>when people from this area began to colonize Britain in the
>fifth century.  Those of the same dialect group which were
>left behind became known as Frisians, and Frisian is thus
>the closest linguistic relative of Old English -- a full
>sibling -- while Old English itself has two daughter
>languages: wodern English and Scots.
>
>Apart from that I find the idea that the inhabitants of
>the area where a language 'originated' should retain some
>kind of first dibs on deciding what is the correct form
>of that language highly suspect.

BPJ, you're much nicer than I am. My response would have been, "Cmatl!" HP 
didn't actually answer the question anyway.

>Harri Platinum wrote:
>> England is where English originated therefore it is proper.
>>
>> 2009/1/10 Larry Sulky <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Eldin Raigmore 
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Does Canadian English more closely resemble UK English or USA English in
>>>> this regard?
>>>>
>>> US English.
>>>