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29 Jan 2020, 6:16 pm



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29 Jan 2020, 6:40 pm

if you think scots is a different language, there's that too.

i like paul's channel


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29 Jan 2020, 7:16 pm

He mentions Scots at the beginning, and so asks for the closest cousin of Scots and English together.

I was listening to this the other day — at his normal speaking speed I can probably make out only about half the words.


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30 Jan 2020, 6:03 am

Talking about Scots is a nit-pick, and the guy mentions Scots anyway.

The point is that both of the Germanic languages of Britain came from the Anglosaxon invaders from the mainland of Europe in the Dark Ages. And that Frisian seems to be the mainland Germanic language most like that of the Anglo Saxon invaders. Closer to English than either German, or Dutch.



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30 Jan 2020, 7:50 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
if you think scots is a different language, there's that too.

i like paul's channel


^ I've been watching his videos for years. He goes in cool depth.

v Brother Loki is one of my favorite:


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30 Jan 2020, 10:48 am

pyrrhicwren wrote:
Kiprobalhato wrote:
if you think scots is a different language, there's that too.

i like paul's channel


^ I've been watching his videos for years. He goes in cool depth.

v Brother Loki is one of my favorite:



He never speaks English. So we English speakers cant learn anything from him.
What language is that anyway? Turkish? Uigher?



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30 Jan 2020, 12:30 pm

Yeah Turkish. Laoshu5500000000000000000 is another funny one.


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30 Jan 2020, 6:28 pm

West Frisian, spoken in the northwest Netherlands, is supposedly the closest "cousin" to English.



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30 Jan 2020, 10:18 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
pyrrhicwren wrote:
Kiprobalhato wrote:
if you think scots is a different language, there's that too.

i like paul's channel


^ I've been watching his videos for years. He goes in cool depth.

v Brother Loki is one of my favorite:



He never speaks English. So we English speakers cant learn anything from him.
What language is that anyway? Turkish? Uigher?


I forgot to mention Loki's older older videos are more in English. Thank you OP for reminding me about Paul's YT channel.


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24 May 2020, 11:11 am

I am currently learning to read Dutch. (West) Frisian is next on my list to try learning. Love learning languages!

Frisian online courses (free and paid):

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/frisian

https://kursus.afuk.frl/buitenlandstali ... an/ingelsk

History of Friesland (in Frisian):

https://www.fryskebeweging.frl/fryslan- ... n-fryslan/