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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Quick and dirty summary of something that's been happening on a comment thread about Romani on r/serbia:

Troll: Gypsies don't even have their own language or script; they just speak everybody else's languages.
Serbian dude: Of course they have their own language, dumbass. They just speak different varieties of it.
Troll: Well, if they have all these varieties, then how is that a language?! Do you think Serbian, German, etc. have so many varieties?
Me: Yes. (lists a few varieties of each of the other languages he mentioned)
Troll: But those are dialects! Those don't have anything to do with languages. They have to do with the weather!


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Oh, I know. (Well, sort of. They seem to like arguing with trolls over there until they're left tongue-tied). It's funny to me that he thinks dialects have to do with the weather, though.


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I mean it's not really bad or anything in and of itself but man are they inconsistent with their definition of rare; their list includes everything from Welsh to Pirahã, and the have Xhosa (native speakerbase approximately 8 million) as an honourable mention! Also how they completely mince terminology like it doesn't matter.

At least it's not as bad as some of their on languages.

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