Alexis (asteriatic) wrote in linguaphiles,

cross-posted to Linguistics

For my historical linguistics class, we've been given a largely self-directed project that can take just about any form (essay, multimedia, etc). My background is in Dutch and English, so I'd like to do something with the relationship between one of those languages, or perhaps Frisian, Scots, or Afrikaans. I'm having a hard time with my proposal. I was thinking I could do something with comparing their vocabularies or something, but I'm pretty stuck. We will be presenting these, so I'd like to try and find something that will appeal to my classmates as well, since they will have to sit through quite a few.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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