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by yessamaca
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

Do you speak Dutch at all at home?  I guess that would be the only way she could keep what she learns, but I really don't have that much experience.  Just what I learned in school.
by yessamaca
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

Vicky,

How old is your daughter?  If she is young enough and starts on Dutch again soon then she shouldn't have an accent in either language.  

Jess
by yessamaca
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

Vicky, I had meant in any accent...since the topic is just "accents" and doesn't specify which.  I don't know how possible it would be for you to read it in English with a Dutch accent, but it would be really really funny to try.   :P Post things in Dutch?  On a Dutch language forum?!  You must be m...
by yessamaca
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

Vicky,

I'm so sorry to hear about your schoonmoeder.  It such a special thing to get along with your spouse's family so well.  

I think these messages can stay in this section as long as you read them out loud in a really strong accent.   :wink:

Jess
by yessamaca
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

My husband told me that trying to help clear the table is like saying that you don't think the hostess can take care of her own home.  I guess I can see how it kinda makes sense, it's just not something I would think of on my own.  I feel like I'm being lazy or rude when I don't help out.  I think m...
by yessamaca
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

How could you ever disgrace Dutchies?  :D  :P Apparently by: - trying to help my schoonmoeder clear the table - having soup with my coffee instead of appel taart - screaming like a baby the first time I tried riding a bike (well, first time in 14 years) Oh, and you haven't seen me try to hop on the...
by yessamaca
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

There are three ways of pronouncing the 'r', excluding the "American r" at the end of a word. You can say it by vibrating the tip of the tongue (the easiest way I think), by vibrating the back of the tongue (little harder but still doable) and by partly using the throat (scraping, just like the Fre...
by yessamaca
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Accents
Replies: 37
Views: 53723

Well, I've only been here for about 5 months and I can recognize a difference in regional accents.  I do ok understanding someone from the south, where we live, but have a great deal of difficulty when the speaker is from the north.  It is amazing to me that accents change so much within such a smal...
by yessamaca
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Subordinate Clauses: Auxillary before/behind Past Participle
Replies: 6
Views: 12848

Oh! Oh! I know this one! Or at least, I think I do. This is in the chapter we just finished in my Dutch class. I think the "ben" goes at the end of the sentence when you have an "omdat." Don't ask me why, though. I just remember that from the endless computer exercises. :)
by yessamaca
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Beginnershoekje
Topic: Hoi iedereen!
Replies: 11
Views: 9588

Dm7, you are so right! I majored in Speech and Language Therapy in school and that was paired with Deaf Education. There are a lot of problems with deaf education in America. I watched a lot of my deaf friends struggle with the language parts of our classes. I've only been here for a few months as w...
by yessamaca
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Audio projects
Topic: Dutch Radio Drama
Replies: 84
Views: 103741

Bieneke wrote:I read in the kwebbelhoekje that Yessamaca is also interested in auditioning (from now on, people will think twice before writing anything in the kwebbelhoekje! :p).
:lol: Yeah, yeah...I'm not scared! Sometimes you need someone to "call you out" to get yourself moving.
by yessamaca
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Why Dutch?
Replies: 500
Views: 342735

Qinx wrote:Yes, when she says my name she sounds like a native Noord-Brabander :-)

(yes, I may be a bit biased)
Of course you're biased, but I'm not going to complain. You can compliment my "g" sound all you like! :D
by yessamaca
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Laughs and Learning
Topic: American Behaviorisms
Replies: 26
Views: 39611

I still feel bad about not tiping. I know it's not something you do here in the Netherlands, but I feel guilty. I always leave the restaurant or cafe quickly and try not to make eye contact with the servers. Pull my hat down over my eyes and turn up the collar of my trenchcoat...that kind of thing.
by yessamaca
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Laughs and Learning
Topic: American Behaviorisms
Replies: 26
Views: 39611

:lol: Yeah, I complain about the prices of things too. The lack of thrift and second hand stores is something I haven't quite gotten used to yet. I do think that, like Vicky's colleague, I am an exception. Especially with American teenagers. They have nicer cars than I ever did! I think there is som...
by yessamaca
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Why Dutch?
Replies: 500
Views: 342735

Having an accent isn't a bad thing. In the US, everyone who heard that I was marrying a Dutch man said the same thing, "Oh! Does he have an accent?! I just LOVE a man with an accent." So don't lose it completely, it makes you more exotic! Of course, I could just be saying this because I have very li...