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by estarling
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Verbs
Topic: Help! This conditional drives me crazy!
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Help! This conditional drives me crazy!

Hi K.
by estarling
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Best way to begin learning?
Replies: 1
Views: 7081

Re: Best way to begin learning?

...The big one is probably word order, which will take rather a lot of practice even after you get the basic rules. Morphology on the other hand is fairly easy, so I suppose compared to most languages there's little rote learning of conjugations and declensions; the time saved there should probably...
by estarling
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Pronouns
Topic: Adverbial pronouns?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Adverbial pronouns?

Hello Ngonyama,

Personally, I find it easier to talk over these words as over 'adverbial pronouns'.
At least the term 'adverbial pronoun' sounds more suggestive to me.
by estarling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: uitkijken

Hello K. The case is simple. When you follow a Dutch language course in a school or university you get the support of your good teacher. But here online you get an unconditional support from these wonderful volunteer language experts. ''Chatting'' with them it is already a great achievement. Belive ...
by estarling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: uitkijken

But why couldn't I find a similar one in the several grammatical sites (neither in "dutchgrammar.com" and neither in his "How flexible is a Dutch sentence" section - http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.66 !) and grammar books? Or was I only not indefatigable enough? The poor dutch student c...
by estarling
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Exercises
Topic: What is the correct preposition?
Replies: 10
Views: 3632

Re: What is the correct preposition?

Hallo Ruud, Ik moet zeggen dat je vertaling meer fijner dan de mijne is. Maar ik ben het niet totaal met je eens over de zevende zin. Voor mij, vertalen 'groot' als 'great' is hier een beetje overdrijvend. Wat vind je over deze variant? 7.Suddenly, to the deep shock of the man, a bird flew up with a...
by estarling
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Exercises
Topic: What is the correct preposition?
Replies: 10
Views: 3632

Re: What is the correct preposition?

Bedankt Ruud. Ik waardeer je moeite.
Ik zal je vertaling deze dagen analizeren.
Maar nu, heb ik bijna geen Internet verbinding
vanaf mijn heden positie op zee.Tot straks.
by estarling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Verbs
Topic: Subjunctive
Replies: 10
Views: 6920

Re: Subjunctive

Ik vind jullie gesprek en de ontleding heel nuttig en interessant.
Af en toe komen we zulke uitdrukkingen tegen.
by estarling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Uitdrukkingen
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Uitdrukkingen

Dankuwel Frank. Alles heel duidelijk en behulpzaam.
by estarling
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Uitdrukkingen
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Uitdrukkingen

Hallo, Niet lang geleden heb ik een roman gelezen. In die tekst zijn er enkele uitdrukkingen en woorden die ik niet volledig kon verstaan. Hieronder enkelen van ze. Kunnen jullie ze hier een beetje uitleggen? 1. Kat bedwong zich en antwoordde niet. 2. Je gedraagt als een verwend nest . 3. ‘’Denk je ...
by estarling
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Hallo

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by estarling
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

Well, I pushed it a bit too far. :-)
How is going with your Dutch learning process?
Have you completed it, or was not your case?
by estarling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

... being a 'grafisch-technicus' I always liked how design can be used to get a message across (although I hate Neville Brody's work: more about art than about the message). Van Ostayen's "Boem paukenslag!" http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tA7MIar2zn0/TSUOa_YqzpI/AAAAAAAAABE/R6KIUrIadTE/w1200-h630-p-k-no-...
by estarling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

OOTE, door Jan Hanlo Oote oote oote Boe Oote oote Oote oote oote boe Oe oe Oe oe oote oote oote A A a a Oote a a a Oote oe oe Oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe etc. Oote oote oote Eh eh euh Euh euh etc. Oote oote oote boe etc. etc. etc. Hoe boe hoe boe Hoe boe hoe...
by estarling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

I was thinking about this yesterday and my conclusion was that everything goes as long as it makes sense. Yes, nice said: Everything goes as long as it makes sense. On the other hand a total freedom of expression leads not always to a logical result. A poem comes out partly as an enigma, partly as ...