Talk:West Frisian

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IT ISN'T A DIALECT!!! IT'S A OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE NETHERLANDS!!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!! —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at January 7 2011..

IP has a point, no? Mglovesfun (talk) 14:32, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
In the Netherlands Westfries usually refers to a region in North Holland where Westfries, a Dutch dialect, is spoken. The West Frisian languages is usually referred to as Fries and many Dutch people are unaware of the Saterland Frisian (East Frisian) and North Frisian language. I think this is the origin of the confusion. In English, we have to differentiate between the West Frisian language and the Dutch West Frisian dialect. If this isn't done the former is usually intended. It is correct to call the West Frisian language West Frisian, but a lemma West Frisian language would be more correct, in my opinion.- 15:31, 12 July 2011 (UTC)


Meaning one currently states that "West Frisian" is used to refer to "Westerlauwers Frisian", which is one of the three "West Frisian" languages. I assume it's not quite what was intended.Dakhart 13:07, 26 October 2011 (UTC)