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  Dutch language at AllExperts
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and Flanders, the northern half of Belgium.
Dutch is spoken as a mother tongue by about 60% of the population in Suriname, most of them being bilingual with Sranan Tongo and other ethnic languages (2005, Nederlandse Taalunie: [1], in Dutch).
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
en.allexperts.com /e/d/du/dutch_language.htm   (5633 words)

  
  Dutch alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dutch alphabet has 26 or 27 letters (always considered 26 by Dutch native speakers, though), five or six of which are vowels.
The alphabet used for the Dutch language is based on the Latin alphabet.
As a further example, the famous Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff can be rendered as either "Johan Cruyff" (as he is abroad) or "Johan Cruijff" (as he is in the Netherlands and many other states).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_alphabet   (422 words)

  
 Dutch language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch is spoken by almost all inhabitants of the Netherlands and Flanders (the northern half of Belgium); in Flanders, it is often referred to by the dialect name Vlaams (Flemish).
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
Dutch does have a relatively close genetic relationship to the descendants of Middle English (such as Modern English and Scots), since both belong to the West Germanic language family and both lack most or all of the High German consonant shift that characterizes the descendants of Middle High German (such as Modern German and Yiddish).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_language   (5696 words)

  
 Dutch_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-24)
Dutch and Afrikaans are to a large extent mutually intelligible, though both have separate spelling standards and dictionaries and have separate language regulators.
Dutch is often noted for the prominent use of velar fricatives (pronounced in the back of the mouth) something which is often a poignant source of amusement or even satire.
Dutch is grammatically similar to German, such as in syntax and verb morphology (for a comparison of verb morphology in English, Dutch and German, see Germanic weak verb and Germanic strong verb).
www.school-explorer.com /Dutch   (6227 words)

  
 Dutch
Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken by some 21 million people mostly in the Netherlands (Holland) and the northern half of Belgium (Flanders, including Belgium's capital Brussels).
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and parts of Belgium, as well as in the northernmost part of France where it is called Vlaams (Flemish).
Dutch is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Dutch.html   (1163 words)

  
 Dutch language - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Dutch is generally not on the curriculum of German schools, except in some border cities, such as Aachen and Oldenburg.
Dutch is spoken in Suriname, and there are some speakers of Dutch in Indonesia.
Standaardnederlands or Algemeen Nederlands ('Common Dutch', abbreviated to AN) is the standard language as taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/d/u/t/Dutch_language.html   (4255 words)

  
 NL03
For the record: German and Dutch are not the same language, although they may sound the same.
There the G is pronounced softer, almost like an H. Some words of Dutch origin: yacht (comes from jacht), coleslaw (comes from kool which is cabbage and sla which means salad or lettuce), mannequin comes from manneken (little man or puppet).
Another thing the Dutch apparently are famous for is their tightness with money, as demonstrated in sayings in the English language.
homepage.mac.com /tvandiejie/TnT/Personal147.html   (514 words)

  
 Overview of the Dutch Language to Help You Learn Dutch
Dutch is also used as the language of administration in the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname.
Dutch was made the official language of the northern part of Belgium in the late 1930s.
Afrikaans, a derivative of Dutch, is one of the official languages of South Africa.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/dutch/overview.htm   (501 words)

  
 Dutch language, alphabet and pronunciation
Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 20 million speakers mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium.
It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
The Dutch translation of the Bible, the Staten-Bijbel, of 1619-1637 was one of the first major works in Modern Dutch.
www.omniglot.com /writing/dutch.htm   (338 words)

  
 The Dutch Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-24)
For example, the Dutch word gans (goose) is derived from Germanic ganta, a word recorded by the Roman author Pliny the Elder.
To sum up: Dutch is derived from Franconian and Saxonian, languages that were not affected by the High German consonant shift and the North Sea Germanic nasal spirant law.
Dutch was influenced, though, and the Dutch /g/ became a voiced affricate /y/ that is similar to the /ch/ in Swiss German.
www.livius.org /dutchhistory/language.html   (2935 words)

  
 Dutch language information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-24)
Dutch is spoken as a mother tongue by about 60% of the population in Suriname, most of them being bilingual with Sranan Tongo and other ethnic languages (2005, Nederlandse Taalunie: [2], in Dutch).
Standaardnederlands or Algemeen Nederlands ('Common Dutch', abbreviated to AN) is the standard language as taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
Dutch is the language of government, education, and, to varying extents, daily life in Flanders, the Northern part of Belgium.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Dutch_language   (5907 words)

  
 Dutch Grammar :: spelling and pronunciation :: the Dutch alphabet
Dutch Grammar :: spelling and pronunciation :: the Dutch alphabet
Because the Dutch still regard ij as one letter, they always capitalize both I and J if they occur at the beginning of a sentence or a proper name.
The letter "y" is also the only letter in the Dutch alphabet that is called by its name: "Griekse y (Greek y)" or ypsilon (after the Greek letter).
www.dutchgrammar.com /en/spellingandpronunciation/0a.html   (246 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Y
In Dutch, Y appears only in loanwords and names and is usually pronounced [i].
It is often left out of the Dutch alphabet and replaced with the "letter IJ".
In the International Phonetic Alphabet, [y] corresponds to the close front rounded vowel, and [ʏ;] corresponds to the near-close near-front rounded vowel.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Y   (716 words)

  
 Learn Dutch Language - Free Conversational Dutch Lessons Online - Common Dutch Words and Phrases
If you are new to Dutch, Phrasebase is ideal to help you learn the basics and build to an intermediate level.
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read an Dutch Alphabet based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning.
Dutch Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/dutch.php   (1866 words)

  
 Learn Dutch
Dutch language are similar to English and German (mostly German).
Dutch people prefer to call their country "Netherlands".
A lot of words in Dutch are similar to English and German words, mainly to German.
www.foreigndocuments.com /learndutch   (255 words)

  
 Edge Translation
The Dutch Alphabet has either 26 or 27 letters (the Dutch consider it to have 26) five or six of these are vowels.
Dutch is written using the Latin alphabet and has 26 or 27 letters (always considered 26 by Dutch native speakers) 5 or six of which are vowels.
The Learn Dutch website is a resource for Distance Learners who like to excercise their mind with a difficult-to-learn language.
www.edgetranslation.net /dutch1.htm   (244 words)

  
 Dutch Alphabet
Dutch Alphabet, Letters, Dutch Vowels, Consonants, Dutch Pronunciation, How to write in Dutch.
Dutch is spoken by 20 million speakers mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, some small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France.
Below are the Dutch Alphabet with has some slightly different pronunciation and an additional letter.
www.linguanaut.com /dutch_alphabet   (150 words)

  
 Alphabet Software: Alphabet
Alphabet Flash Cards helps parents teach the alphabet to their children by removing all unnecessary distractions and by focusing on the main task at hand.
Flash Alphabet is a simple but eloquent educational tool to help young children learn the English alphabet.
Alphabet Rhyme Time is a captivating program for teaching the alphabet to young children, using familiar music, entertaining graphics, and an original poem.
www.filesrepository.com /software/alphabet.html   (454 words)

  
 The Dutch "letter" IJ
The Dutch alphabet (equally for the Netherlands and Belgium; there is only one standard language and one alphabet) has 26 letters.
In many Dutch primary schools they are taught as x ij z, and the y, when spelling, is called "Griekse y" (= "Greek y"), but pronounced "Griekse ei", or just "ij".
When I bought the WNT (Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal - Dictionary of the Dutch Language) on CD-rom, it made me doubt even more: historically, there is clearly a connection between y and ij, where y was often used as a substitute for what is now officially always ij.
rudhar.com /lingtics/nlij_en.htm   (778 words)

  
 alphabet | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
An alphabet is a complete standardized set of letters — basic written symbols — each of which roughly represents a phoneme of a spoken language, either as it exists now or as it may have been in the past.
There are other systems of writing such as logosyllabic writing, in which each symbol represents a morpheme, or word or a syllable or places the word within a category, and syllabaries, in which each symbol represents a syllable.
Note: Examples of alphabets include the Roman alphabet, the Greek alphabet, the Morse Code, and the 128 characters of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) [IA No. 5].
www.babylon.com /definition/alphabet   (200 words)

  
 Taiwan: Researcher Reconstructs Past to Find Taiwan's True Roots
In the early 17th century, Dutch adventurers arrived on the shores of Taiwan, drove out other European colonists, developed virgin land, built settlements, planted sugar cane, engaged in trade and worked to convert natives to Christianity.
Through the Dutch East Indies Company, Holland came to rule Taiwan, using the island primarily as a hub for trading with the rest of the region.
The Dutch built Fort Zeelandia in Anping near what is Tainan City today, where the Sinkang tribe of aboriginals lived and which became a major commercial hub for the Dutch.
www.unpo.org /article.php?id=4041   (926 words)

  
 Learn Dutch Now! Deluxe Edition v7 - from CD-ROM Access
Dutch Now!'s unique methodology results in full comprehension of Dutch.
Dutch Now!'s dynamically generated games are different every time you play.
This is a terrific way to see your progress and watch your Dutch language skills improve every day.
www.cdaccess.com /html/shared/dutchnow.htm   (732 words)

  
 Dutch language
Dutch: Spoken in the Netherlands and in certain regions of Belgium, France, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Suriname, and Indonesia.
Dutch Orthography: Language roots go back to 700 AD and related to language group of Frisian, Faeroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Afrikaans.
Dutch language is included in the Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (SAMPA) which is a computer-readable phonetic script using 7-bit printable ASCII characters based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
www.online-languagetranslators.com /dutch_language.htm   (222 words)

  
 old dutch alphabet
As to these two examples of Dutch alphabets (both the 16th- /17th -century alphabet and the 16th -century alphabet):
Bear in mind that these two alphabets shown, basically can only provide a general idea.
To really do any transcribing-work properly, one has to take a deeper dive into the extremely complex world of old Dutch handwriting.
www.rabbel.info /Warehouse/handwritingalphabet.html   (181 words)

  
 Turks.US Daily News - Dutch NGO Puts Turkish Alphabet on the Agenda
A Dutch organization, The Netherlands Association for the Elderly Migrants (NISBO), has sent a letter to the government and Prime Minister Kan Peter Balkenende requesting that Turkish letters be officially included in the Dutch alphabet.
NISBO has also asked the Dutch government, which will take over the E.U.’s term presidency in the second half of 2004, to take up the issue at the E.U. level.
NISBO’s statement elaborated that by not including Turkish letters in the alphabet many Turkish names were misspelt with missing letters and therefore, pronounced wrong.
www.turks.us /article.php?story=20031108093513767   (357 words)

  
 Dutch Language
Just after you can take your first steps into the grammar, but it's just an overview, if you want to take it more seriously, you'll have to study many years.
The Dutch literature is another interesting source of information, as well as Dutch slang, to know a little about how people speak in the streets.
And if you're a teacher, please visit our Dutch Teaching resources page, to get in touch with associations and other sites built specially for you.
www.dutchlanguage.info   (230 words)

  
 Dutch
We studied Dutch as a family during the school year 2002/2003.
This language study was done along with a culture study of The Netherlands.
We didn't study Dutch to become fluent in the language, but to gain an awareness of the language and to be able to pronounce Dutch words.
www.truelightacademy.com /dutch.html   (249 words)

  
 Dutch/Eng.
The Dutch alphabet order is the same as English except for ij instead of y and that the Alpahabetical order disregards prefixes such as 's, 't, de, der, ten, ter, van, van de, van den, van der.
Spelling rules were non-existant in the early Dutch records and depended on the writer and even then were inconsistent as you can find the same word spelled 3 or 4 diiferent ways in a document written by the same person.
A Complete Pocket Dictionary of The English and Dutch Languages, in two parts, English Dutch and Dutch English by Blusse and van Braam, 1843
home.earthlink.net /~gverver/dutchwl.html   (605 words)

  
 Dutch Grammar :: spelling and pronunciation :: long vowels :: vowel combinations
Dutch Grammar :: spelling and pronunciation :: long vowels :: vowel combinations
You must learn the combination by heart: If two consecutive vowels are not a fixed vowel combination, the vowels constitute two different syllables (along with a couple of consonants).
The Dutch vowel combinations are: aai, ae, ai, au, eeu(w), ei, eu, ie, ieu(w), ij, oe, ou, oi, ooi, oei, and ui.
www.dutchgrammar.com /en/spellingandpronunciation/2c.html   (435 words)

  
 John and Grayson's Dutch Dictionary
Note: The single letter IJ, traditionally placed between X and Z in the Dutch alphabet, is increasingly omitted from Dutch dictionaries.
In this location, it is pronounced as a Dutch J. One can also increasingly find Y in places historically occupied by the letter IJ; in this context, Y is pronounced as the Dutch IJ or EI diphthong.
To assist clarity for the student of Dutch, words which begin with IJ are listed as though they begin with I in this dictionary.
dutch.onebadmouse.com   (1565 words)

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