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Old 10-22-2019, 12:32 PM
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Languages like German, Italian, and maybe Filipino are taught in schools in a standardized form usually based on the dominant dialect (High German dialects, Tuscan, and Tagalog). People will speak some form of this to ease communication, but with closer peers it may be incomprehensible. English generally doesn't recognize dialects as separate languages (except Scots is usually considered independent, and different from Scottish English), but you might find some impossible to understand 95% of the words.