Sarkese

sarkflag.gifDid you know that there are forty-seven Romance languages according to Wikipedia?  I think my favorite is Sercquiais, which is spoken on the island of Sark, one of the Channel Islands and a British Crown dependency, and also the last feudal state in Europe.  It looks a lot like French, but it’s not.  When the Channel Islands were occupied by the Germans in World War II, the natives spoke Sercquiais as a code because neither the Germans nor their French interpreters could understand them.  The same thing happened on the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey with their (also Romance) languages, Jèrriais and Dgèrnésiais, respectively.

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