Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:17 UTC
Google While I sometimes see Dutch as an endangered language, reality is that with nearly 30 million speakers worldwide, we're actually doing pretty well. Sadly, this can't be said for the 3000 truly endangered languages of the world - nearly half of the world's total number of languages is on the verge of extinction, and with it, large amounts of human culture are in danger of disappearing forever. In collaboration with several universities and language institutions, Google has launched the Endangered Languages Project to document these languages - textually, visually, and auditorially.
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RE[6]: Huh?
by dylansmrjones on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Huh?"
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Hmm... Old Norse (Danish by its speakers then) had 'vatn', Modern Icelandic has 'vatn', Zealandic has 'vaðn' (t -> soft d) and Swedish has 'vatten' (remember: hidden vowel between t/ð and n).

Swedish however has a very different phonology where Danish (and particularly the Belt-dialects in Denmark) has a phonology near-identical to Icelandic, but more conservative than the Icelandic phonology.

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