Quote Originally Posted by Sennevini View Post
People differ in how easy they take on a new language, if they do they often keep their way of pronunciation. If someone has difficulties changing their language to the new dominant one, surely his children will learn it easily.
In this respect, your people are amongst the most multi-lingual in all of Europe. in the context of Belgie, the Flemish are far more likely to be able to speak French than the Walloons are able to speak Dutch (as a general rule).

That being the case, little wonder that the taalgrens continues its slow inexorable march Northwards.