JΛCK (cest_lui) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Frisian

I know a few people have wondered what Frisian, the closest living language to English other than Scots, sounds like. Here's a link I found: http://www1.omropfryslan.nl/Utstjoering_Mist_46.aspx

I know my perception is probably colored by my time studying German, but it sounds like American English to me, in terms of general sound.

For those of you who've never heard Frisian before (and those who have), what are your thoughts?
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  • I guess basic is too basic.

    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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