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Re: A language by any other name

michael heyes writes:
> Don't forget Dutch, French and German in Belgium.

French and english in Canada, spanish and mayan in Guatemala, german and
french in Switzerland...  and yet the US gets singled out for criticism
because we refer to our most common language as english.  Why?

There is no one to one relationship between languages and nations, or even
a one to many relationship.  Are US spanish speakers to be told that
they must live in Spain just because they asserted that their preferred
language was spanish?
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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