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


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On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 2:07 AM, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
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> 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.