>And of course, that several of the various languages of China are
>called "dialects", which is like calling English and Castilian
>(Spanish to the hoi polloi) "dialects" of Latin, or calling Catalan
>and Portuguese "dialects' of Castilian.
The principle difference between a dialect and a language is that a
language has an army. Thus, Danish and Dutch are languages, Frisian and
Schwabish are dialects.
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