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Clay Frisian has been the primary dialect of written Frisian since the nineteenth century as a result of the overwhelming number of Frisian speakers being from the northwest region of Frisia. Historically, this region has been the centre of commerce and politics, contributing to Clay Frisian's primacy. Compared to other Frisian dialects, there are few if any differences in morphology in syntax, but slight variances in lexis. Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... Frisia (known in German and Dutch as Friesland) is a region along the southeastern coasts of the North Sea. ... A dialect (from the Greek word Î´Î¹Î¬Î»ÎµÎºÏÎ¿Ï, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ... Morphology is a subdiscipline of linguistics that studies word structure. ... Syntax, originating from the Greek words ÏÏ Î½ (syn, meaning co- or together) and ÏÎ¬Î¾Î¹Ï (tÃ¡xis, meaning sequence, order, arrangement), can be described as the study of the rules, or patterned relations that govern the way the words in a sentence come together. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...
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Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.
Frisian is officially recognised and protected as a minority language in Germany and is one of the two official languages of the Netherlands.
For example, the Frisian for cheese and church is tsiis and tsjerke, whereas in Dutch it is kaas and kerk.
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