Nancy Gish wrote:
> "English" is--linguistically--only one dialect that developed from one dialect
> of Anglo-Saxon. Scots lacks the army and navy but is otherwise as much
> a language. And it is also very beautiful.
But it had an army once! :-)
If I recall correctly Dante called his poem a _Comedy_ because it was in
the Italian dialect rather than in Latin. It took quite a few centuries,
but the army came.
The Czech language was "revived" in the late 19th century by those who
wanted it to have an army.
I wonder how this might connect to a Lithuanian boasting of speaking