Originally Posted by Valdemar II
The effect on Luxembourg is goint just as big the Wallons is now in majority in Luxembourg, but they lack the pro-French linguistic elite of Belgium, which could mean that Wallon would evolve into a distinct language in Luxembourg, like Luxembourgish has done in OTL.
Personally I think that the evolution of the Luxembourgish dialect into a different language (and I am certain that people like Susano won't recognise it as a different language from German) is because of Germany occupying Luxembourg during both world wars. If France doesn't occupy Luxembourg I don't see such a thing happening to the Walloon dialect and the result would be that the Walloon parts of Luxembourg end up speaking French. Actually it wouldn't surprise me that the whole of Luxembourg would end up speaking French. There are still places in Luxembourg where you can't make people understand you if you speak only German. If you include Belgian Luxembourg, the French/Wallon people would form a majority. Also I think, but certainly do not know for sure, that the elite in Luxembourg spoke French, just like the Belgian elite and even the Dutch elite at the beginning of the 19th century.