Posted: 2013-10-20, 12:44
Lewis91 wrote:Am I the speaker of a distinct language or just a dialect of English? What do you all think?
How much of this Peter kinnen extract can you understand?
My 2 cents: it's a different language. This strained mutual inteligibility for me, I had to concentrate, and even so I missed bits frequently enough. There just aren't any other "dialects" of English that do that to this extent. Like, if AAVE and Dublin English are different dialects, you need a new word to describe the difference between Dublin English and this - there just way more different.
This is great though, I love half-understanding it! So much so that I don't actually want to learn it, it would ruin the weird semi-comprehensibility that I like