Ah. The Silknish speakers speak Yardish in public, and Silknish at home. It's a bit difficult to switch back, and sometimes the languages cross-over. Mellissa Green @GreenNovelist -----Original Message----- From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Garth Wallace Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:06 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Dieing Languages On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 2:07 AM, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Humm, that's why I love this list, you all make me think. > > Thanks.I like burn and th last one, a bug that gives a fever. > I'm thinking to borrow medical terms from Silknish. What's code switching? > Would that be borrowing from Yardish to Silknishz? Code-switching is when a bilingual speaker switches from speaking in one language to speaking in another. Like a kid who is fluent in both English and Spanish speaking English in class and then chatting with their friends in Spanish.