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  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)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dutch Language Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands, the northern half of Belgium (Flanders, including Belgium's capital Brussels), the northernmost part of France, the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Suriname and amongst certain groups in Indonesia.
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
Algemeen Nederlands (meaning 'general Dutch', abbreviated to AN) is the official Dutch language, the standard language as taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dutch-Language-Union   (653 words)

  
  Dutch language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and Flanders, the northern half of Belgium.
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   (5539 words)

  
 Dutch language - Encyclopedia.com
Dutch language member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages).
Dutch is noteworthy as the language of an outstanding literature, but it also became important as the tongue of an enterprising people, who, though comparatively few in number, made their mark on the world community through trade and empire.
The slaves' languages in the Dutch Cape Colony and Afrikaans vir(*).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Dutchlan.html   (791 words)

  
 DUTCH LANGUAGE - LoveToKnow Article on DUTCH LANGUAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The consonantal system of their language was in accordance with the other 1,0w-German dialects, which is proved by the remains we have in the glosses of the Lex Salica, for the greater part handed down in a bad condition.
Moreover, various words passed from the eastern languages into Dutch by the colonial and commercial connections, while at the same time many words were borrowed from Latin, the language of the learned people, especially in the 16th century, and from French, under the influence of the poetic clubs of the 17th and 18th centuries.
In Middle Dutch, the lengthening of the vowels was frequently indicated by e (before r sometimes by i, as in air); hence ml for d, oe for.
1.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DU/DUTCH_LANGUAGE.htm   (4744 words)

  
 Transparent Language - Dutch Language Learning
Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands.
It meant "language of the people." In the Netherlands, it is also called Hollands-- a reminder that the language evolved from the dialect of the old province of Holland.
Afrikaans, a derivative of Dutch, is one of the official languages of South Africa.
www.learn-dutch-language-software.com /overview.htm   (517 words)

  
 Dutch language information - Search.com
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and Flanders, the northern half of Belgium.
Dutch is the language of government, education, and, to varying extents, daily life in Flanders, the Northern part of Belgium.
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).
www.search.com /reference/Dutch_language   (5908 words)

  
 Dutch language at AllExperts
Dutch is spoken by practically all inhabitants of the Netherlands and Flanders, the northern half of Belgium.
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.allexperts.com /e/d/du/dutch_language.htm   (5633 words)

  
 Dutch@Everything2.com
Dutch is also one of the official languages in former Dutch colonies Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles, and while the former colony of Indonesia gained independence in 1945, Dutch is still spoken among some of the older inhabitants.
The new political and economic centers of the Dutch speaking region became the County of Flanders and the Duchy of Brabant (both under rule of Floris V), and the County of Holland.
The standard language was based on the language that was spoken in the Randstad (the area between Amsterdam and Rotterdam).
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=Dutch   (3194 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 Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nederlandse Taalunie or Dutch Language Union is an international institution for discussing issues relating to the Dutch language.
An important accomplishment of the Union has been the modification of the Dutch orthography in 1995.
The Van Dale dictionary is commonly accepted as the official Dutch dictionary (much like the Oxford English Dictionary for Anglophones).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_Language_Union   (222 words)

  
 Dutch language course, Dutch course, language training, Amsterdam, cursus Nederlands
Our Dutch language courses enable you to communicate effectively and provide you with cultural knowledge in order to feel at home in Holland.
This is the most effective way to learn Dutch because you have your own trainer who will choose the teaching method and materials that best fit to your personality, your goals, and your needs.
It also means that your Dutch language course is fully adapted to your agenda and your living/working situation in The Netherlands.
www.xs4all.nl /~haumann/dutchlanguagecourse.htm   (278 words)

  
 Calvin College - Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture
Calvin College grew from a distinctly European ethnic root, that of a Dutch Christian Reformed community that settled in the Midwest in the last half of the 19th century.
Not only was Holland a cosmopolitan hub of art and a maritime power in the 17th century, the Netherlands of today is a model of social and economic stability.The Dutch are a continual innovative and impressive force on the world scene in the realms of art, technology, water and land engineering and social policy.
Through lectures, performances, workshops, seminars and art exhibitions, the Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture will bring the culture of the Netherlands to the community and college that have grown from that culture and to the community beyond.
www.calvin.edu /academic/dutch/meijer   (268 words)

  
 The Dutch Language
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   (2944 words)

  
 Dutch - The Gift of Language - Learn Dutch Today!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dutch is a member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
The Dutch language is spoken in the Netherlands (Holland) and the Netherlands Antilles, as well as Aruba, Canada, Suriname and the USA.
Dutch gin is often drunk with a beer chaser, and the combination is known as a kopstoot - a ?head butt'.
www.thegiftoflanguage.com /dutch1   (663 words)

  
 Dutch language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
One reason for this divergence is that written Dutch evolved from the Flemish dialect spoken in the culturally advanced Flanders and Brabant of the 15th cent., whereas modern spoken Dutch grew out of the vernacular of the province of Holland, which became dominant after the 16th cent.
Also, written Dutch is relatively uniform, while the spoken language has a number of dialects as well as an official standard form.
Dutch is noteworthy as the language of an outstanding literature, but it also became important as the tongue of an enterprising people, who, though comparatively few in number, made their mark on the world community through trade and empire.
www.bartleby.com /65/du/Dutchlan.html   (312 words)

  
 Sammy's Place: Sammy's Educational Job Links: Florida Public School Districts with Job Listings. 10th Year of Operation
The Dutch language and the English language belong to the same language group: the Low German branch of the West Germanic group of Indo-European Languages.
Dutch is the English word for the language that people who live in The Netherlands speak.
Dutch is almost identical to the standard form of Flemish, but don't tell a Belgian that.
home1.gte.net /bruggink/language.html   (984 words)

  
 Dutch Language and Culture - Dutch - Language Centre Universiteit Maastricht - Universiteit Maastricht
Dutch Language and Culture, module A1 and A2 (NL 12)
In that case the Dutch Language and Culture Course is ideal for you.
In addition, you are given the option to complement the Dutch Language and Culture Course by some further reading about Dutch culture (you may pick two titles from a literature list) and taking an exam on the topics you have read about.
www.unimaas.nl /default.asp?template=werkveld.htm&id=FXQU6QU3Q3JXCI2DCT62&taal=en   (631 words)

  
 BBC Education - Languages
Dutch is a West Germanic language most closely related to low and high German.
One of the official languages of the European Union, Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and in Belgium.
Nowadays, the Dutch word 'Duits' is only used to refer to their neighbours, the Germans.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/dutch.shtml   (675 words)

  
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While the Dutch language is fairly easy to learn - it takes about two months for most exchange students to understand - you can take advantage of tutoring in the Dutch language usually through your school.
Lange Frans, who is currently doing well in the Dutch charts with his song Moppie, unveiled his Dutch language response to the teenage arsonist on 3fm radio on Thursday.
The Netherlands is set to become the first country to demand permanent immigrants take a Dutch language and culture test prior to gaining entry to the exams.
www.lycos.com /info/dutch-language--miscellaneous.html   (331 words)

  
 dutchlanguage
Dialects and languages in the Netherlands and Belgium
The most important event in the history of the language during this period was the publication from 1619 to 1637 of the Statenbijbel, the authorized version of the Scriptures, which did much to spread this form of Dutch in the Low Countries.
The language is officially called Dutch by the governments of Belgium and the Netherlands, but the people living in the historic Flanders region still often use the term Flemish because of its historical and sociocultural connotations.
www.rabbel.info /dutchlanguage.html   (2845 words)

  
 Germanic Studies
Dutch Language and culture in the Netherlands, Belgium and in the in the U.S.A.:
Dutch is spoken by approximately 20,000,000 people in Western Europe alone and by people in Surinam, and the Dutch Antilles.
Dutch is the language spoken in the northern part of Belgium, where Brussels, the capital of the European Union, is situated; it is also the language of The Hague, home of the International Court of Justice.
www.indiana.edu /~germanic/dutch/intro.html   (974 words)

  
 Learn to speak Dutch - The easy way!
The Dutch language is a Germanic language spoken in the Netherlands, the nothern part of Belgium (also called Flemish there) and parts of Surinam.
It is the ancestor language of the Afrikaans spoken in South Africa, which is still quite similar to Dutch.
Even if it is not essential to learn Dutch, it is always useful to learn a few simple words and phrases and people tend to be more friendly when you show an appreciation of their language.
www.speakdutch.nl   (195 words)

  
 Dutch Translation Service - English to Dutch Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You probably don't speak Dutch yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
The variety of Dutch (not Vlaams) spoken in Belgium is only slightly different from the variety spoken in the Netherlands.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/dutch_translation.shtml   (459 words)

  
 Learn Dutch
The Learn Dutch website is a resource for Distance Learners who like to excercise their mind with a difficult-to-learn language.
Dutch is not only the language of 16 million people in the Netherlands, but also of 6 million people in Flanders, Belgium
Afrikaans is a language related to Dutch and spoken in South-Africa and Namibia.
www.learndutch.org   (168 words)

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