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Old Yesterday, 08:47 PM
 
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My grandmother immigrated from Denmark to NYC in her teens, but nobody in the family learned from her. Oh well.
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A friend speaks Aramaic. I was pretty impressed when i heard and found out it's origin.
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The Chinese and Hispanics donít really assimilate.
They do, they just come in such large numbers continuously that you mostly notice the fobs.
They do maintain some of their native cultures as well.
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I am like pierrepoint a native Italian speaker (actually, Sicilian) and have lived in Italy. Venetian is very much not a dialect of Italian. Trust us on this one, Cida
Yes, but technically it is a dialect, just like Neapolitan or Sicilian. You can call it a language if you wants, but there are similarities to Italian. For example, I don't speak Neapolitan, but I can understand some of it depending on how quickly it is spoken, and that's just based off of me speaking Italian. Generally speaking, dialects are not written, but rather spoken, so if they are not used at home, that's how they can die out. I have a friend whose family is from the Campania region. We both lived in Florence, but his accent is very Southern, while I developed a Tuscan accent. What is great about Tuscany is there is no dialect there. It's a clean Italian.

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There might still be some people in Ridgewood that speak Gottscheerish, but in general, the language is headed towards extinction.
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