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    Posted: 24 Apr 2020 at 16:39
Attached is a map. Can you tell what the map shows?


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Originally posted by Novosedoff Novosedoff wrote:

Attached is a map. Can you tell what the map shows?



The site where you found this map should give you  details of what it claims to depict.
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Is it the eventual configuration of the continents if they continue in current trajectory?
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largest resident minority?
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Yep. I was sent the question by my friend who claimed he didn't know the answer, but it appears that the same question has been published on the web. 
I have to say that the picture is very reminiscent of the following article about 2nd most spoken language:
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Creole was a huge surprise.
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I wonder if all of a particular kind of creole (English, Spanish, French) are the same regardless of location.  My guess is that they wouldn't be equivalent, (one English creole=?=another English creole).
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Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

I wonder if all of a particular kind of creole (English, Spanish, French) are the same regardless of location.  My guess is that they wouldn't be equivalent, (one English creole=?=another English creole).

It's misleading, not Esperanto but sounds like the same process;

When groups of people speaking different languages come together and intermix, a common improvised second language, called a pidgin, occasionally develops. It allows speakers of two or more non-intelligible native languages to communicate with each other. Subsequently, such a language can replace the settlers’ original language and become the first language of their descendants. Such languages are called creoles. The difference between pidgins and creoles is that people grow up speaking creoles as their first language, whereas nobody speaks pidgin as their first language. There is no single accepted theory that explains the genesis of creole languages.

The term creole comes from the French creole, from Spanish criollo ‘person native to a locality’. The word was coined in the 16th century and applied to people born in the colonies, to distinguish them from European-born immigrants. In the Portuguese-speaking world, the term referred specifically to people of mixed European and non-European ancestry.

Since most creole languages developed in the colonies they are typically based on EnglishFrenchPortuguese, and Spanish, the languages of the superpowers of the time. However, there are also numerous creoles based on other languages such as ArabicHindi, and Malay.

https://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/creole-languages/

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Sounds right, if you like such linguistics information, you might find John McWhorter interesting, he has several DVD collections by the Great Courses, and is on Youtube, talking about, amongst other things, Black English.  He makes a convincing case that Black English is a real thing, and linguistically deserves to be treated as such.
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Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

Sounds right, if you like such linguistics information, you might find John McWhorter interesting, he has several DVD collections by the Great Courses, and is on Youtube, talking about, amongst other things, Black English.  He makes a convincing case that Black English is a real thing, and linguistically deserves to be treated as such.

I will have a look at McWhorter. It's fascinating not just in the historical sense. I have known several autistic people who are considered to be "without language" however every toy, movie, familiar visual, request or outrage has a consistent, distinct accompanying grunt, gesture or indication of rejection. 
These communications are only for meaningful situations. 

Accordingly, if there is no need to take notice of the cat, the cat is ignored. The significance being that these same people have impulses in other areas that MUST be acted upon or it is very upsetting, catastrophic even depending on the person.

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Are we talking about the autistic or are we talking about democrats?  The autistic, I imagine, have a reason for the way they act, but that has more to do with medical, physiological, mental states.  The democrats, on the other hand, often have an overdeveloped sense of drama.  "YOU must act on my personal beliefs, even if they are contradictory or absurd, and if you don't I will demonize and vilify you and accuse you of unkindness."   The tail is wagging the dog.
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Since both autistic and democrat are guided by primitive drives, communications may include partial utterances (Me2?) and all words are susceptible to new standardized meanings. If the correct terms are not embraced tantrums will ensue. 
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