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    Default What is an island?

    Hi,

    Could anyone explain what an island is (with an example if possible)?

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    Default Re: What is an island?

    It's where a language is spoken in an area and surrounded by another language. I believe that the language comes from another region, like this one:
    Palenquero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The group brought the language with them and settled there and are surrounded by speakers of another language.

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    Default Re: What is an island?

    You may be right, but I thought it has something to do with wh-movement (wh-extraction)

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    Default Re: What is an island?

    Quote Originally Posted by dtommy79 View Post
    You may be right, but I thought it has something to do with wh-movement (wh-extraction)
    Well, I was originally going to say that it was a bit of land surrounded by sea.

    My answer would have been correct. Tdol's answer was correct. Please give us enough context to answer the question you have in your mind.

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