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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.
> Nancy

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
pure German???

Carrol