Standard Dutch

Some articles on standard dutch, dutch:

Aachen Dialect - Phrases
... (Standard Dutch Ik heb het koud) To ask the way, Kennst du dich hier? is used rather than Kennst du dich hier aus? ... The answer Hier kenn ich mich nicht! follows the same idea Och Herm! is said when expressing pity (Standard Dutch Och arme) Au Hur! (lit ... old whore, Standard Dutch Oude hoer) is used as a statement of astonishment in every circumstance, often coupled with the ubiquitous waa ...
Nederlandse - Vocabulary
... Dutch vocabulary is predominantly Germanic in origin, considerably more so than English ... is mainly due to the heavy influence of Norman on English, and to Dutch patterns of word formation, such as the tendency to form long and sometimes very complicated compound ... The Dutch vocabulary is one of the richest in the world and comprises at least 268,826 headwords ...
Limburgish Language - History and Classification
... that of other Low Franconian dialects of which some eventually yielded Standard Dutch ... today be considered as a regional language overarched by two succeeding Dachsprachen, which are Dutch in Belgium and the Netherlands and German in Germany ... When Standard Dutch was formed out of elements of different Low Franconian dialects in the 16th century, the Limburgish dialects spoken in the Low Countries had little or ...

Famous quotes containing the words dutch and/or standard:

    The French courage proceeds from vanity—the German from phlegm—the Turkish from fanaticism & opium—the Spanish from pride—the English from coolness—the Dutch from obstinacy—the Russian from insensibility—but the Italian from anger.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    An indirect quotation we can usually expect to rate only as better or worse, more or less faithful, and we cannot even hope for a strict standard of more and less; what is involved is evaluation, relative to special purposes, of an essentially dramatic act.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)