Debate persists as to whether to classify Wanisinese as a dialect or distinct language from Lilitika. Most grammar and vocabulary is consistent with the Illeran dialect of the 6-7th c. lilpo, but there are noted innovations in phonology and inflection, and substantial changes in word order that better reflect Late Palace Oksirapho; additionally, many basic vocabulary items are reborrowed from Oksirapho. On the whole, Wanisinese remains mutually intelligible with Illeran, although its phonological developments are not compatible with the trajectory described by Ketalán and later mainline chronolects.