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Re: languages vs dialects

Poster: "sholt@vt.edu" <sholt@vt.edu>

I showed my father the discussion of languages vs dialects, and he 
responded with this:

By the way, here's another language anomaly ...

A Korean and a Japanese person, if they met on a street corner, most
likely would be unable to hold a conversation with each other.  But they
could share a newspaper or other reading material and have no trouble at
all.  The written languages are identical.

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