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    I welcome the reconstitution of Ingvaeonic aka Anglo-Frisian and have no preference as to spellings. I'm not sure about Plattdeutsche, but Danish ought to be sought again, for the pidgin or creole effect. I'm all for lessening the quantity of non-Germanic loanwords in order to increase the quality of English and influence of Frisian onto the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe Jens Lornsen View Post
    The sentence does not really make sense to me, translated that way.
    I suspected as much. Unfortunately, Frisian is not within my skill set, it's a Google translation, which on more familiar languages, seems to do poorly anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe Jens Lornsen View Post
    In High German I would translate the saying as :

    Als dort ein Placken in Englisch während Friesisch gesprochen wurde muß, ist es Englisch.

    And translated it would be

    Since there a patch in English while Frisian spoken was must, it is English.

    The sentence does not really make sense to me, translated that way....
    I translated:
    As der in plak yn Ingelân wêryn't Fryske sprekt wurde moat, is it Ingelân."
    as:
    If there is a place in England where Frisian must be spoken, it is England.

    The "in England" didn't really make sense to me. Did he mean "on Earth"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theunissen View Post
    The "in England" didn't really make sense to me. Did he mean "on Earth"?
    It's a riff on Rodskarl Dubhgall's post, I ran his phrase: "If there's any place in Europe where English ought to be spoken, it's Friesland.", through the Google Übersetzer, changing "Europe" to "England".

    Personally, I've always admired Frisian and had a desire to learn it, ever since I was 12YO and discovered that they spelled Cow with only two letters but it sounded the same, never got around to it...

    Weird, I know.

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