Frysian language

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Frysian language

Postby steltz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:10 pm

Does anyone know how close this language is to German? It is Germanic, but how individual?

This work: http://imslp.org/wiki/Wyn_fan_de_Draak,_Op.6_(Bakker,_Jeroen_(van_Luiken))#IMSLP308815 needs a language tag. The ISO table doesn't include Frysian, so it the closest German?
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Re: Frysian language

Postby Davydov » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:16 pm

There's some information on Wikipedia, but it's still not entirely clear whether this is one language or three:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisian_languages

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Re: Frysian language

Postby Choralia » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:17 pm

The UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger reports North Frisian and West Frisian as actual languages, although details and an ISO 639-3 code (frr) are only provided for North Frisian. According to Wikipedia codes exist also for Western Frisian (fry) and Eastern Frisian (frs).

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Re: Frysian language

Postby Notenschreiber » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:37 am

The eastern frisian language has nearly died off, today only 1000-2500 persons are speaking it. Compare the article
in german wikpedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friesische_Sprachen

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Re: Frysian language

Postby steltz » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:41 am

I have added a post on the composer's discussion page to ask him which of the three it is, and we will take it from there.
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Re: Frysian language

Postby steltz » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:04 am

The composer has replied that it is in Western Frysian, so I have tagged it "fry". As per another thread, I also tagged "acl" for alto clarinet, since we have a tag for alto flute.
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Re: Frysian language

Postby Davydov » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:40 am

Thanks. There was some disagreement though about what constituted an alto clarinet, so we can't introduce a tag for it just yet.

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Re: Frysian language

Postby tim.willis1685 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:17 pm

This is an interesting topic. I hope you won't mind my two-cents. In English, the standard spelling is "Frisian", in their own language, it's "Frysk". I've not heard of "Frysian". Perhaps it's a hybrid of the two?
It is the closest living language to English. It's in the same sub-branch of Germanic as English, but not German or Dutch. The different dialects of Frisian developed from contact with neighbouring majority languages (Dutch, German, Danish)

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Re: Frysian language

Postby jossuk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05 am

Whatever may be decided about the language, the alto clarinet part of the score seems to be miswritten, both as to transposition and range.


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