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#1 2017-07-29 02:19.01

Floofy
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Is Australian a Language?

This is a [not] very debatable topic. But what are your thoughts?

IS AUSTRALIAN A LANGUAGE??????

  1. YUP, HOPE YA HAVIN' A G'DAY, MATE!
  2. NO WAY IN-
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#2 2017-07-29 02:19.23

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

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#3 2017-07-29 02:22.02

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

NO WAY IN-


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#4 2017-07-29 02:25.13

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

Me wrote:

NO WAY IN-


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#5 2017-07-29 05:47.49

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

not yet, anyway.

there's nothing formal that dictates whether a unique manner of speech is a dialect, or a full language in its own right. if australia could prove that there be a "significant amount" (also not well defined) of mutual unintelligibility between their dialect and RP or GenAm english (and, more than likely, have guns to back up that claim) then australian would absolutely be its own language.

(i'm assuming you're talking about australian english here, because i'm sure you were. languages like wiradjuri, bundjalung, tiwi, yolngu, dharug, luritja, yumplatok, etc., which are definitely their own languages.)


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#6 2017-07-29 06:21.08

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

You kidding? It definitely is. Have you heard their insults? That's enough for me.

I mean, it's not really a language as far as I'm concerned. It'd be cool to check up on one hundred years from now, though.


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#7 2018-07-11 19:25.40

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Re: Is Australian a Language?

Wait what about the native australian languages

Those are languages


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