Addition request: alsatian
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Wed Jan 9 02:36:15 CET 2008
On 8 Jan 2008, at 19:40, Mark Davis wrote:
> The question is whether gsw-FR is sufficient to identify it, or
> whether there are there are communities of Alemanic speakers in
> France that don't speak Alsatian.
This response seems to neglect temporal considerations. You also have
to guarantee that there have not been any other Alemmanic dialects
previously spoken, and that there will not be any in future.
Population movements (forced or otherwise) to increase non-alsatian
gsw speakers in FR, and future border changes (maybe France will give
Alsace to Germany in exchange for Wollonia?) could easily make gsw-FR
change in meaning, unless the date it was tagged was also known and
respected when interpreting tags.
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