Dutch is weird

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ngonyama
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Dutch is weird

Post by ngonyama » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 pm

So, it is official now. Dutch is a weird language although not quite as weird as Chalcatongo Mixtec or Nenets. Thank goodness for that!

But yes our word order and our pronouns are weird. So, if you struggle with them, now you know. You are attempting to learn one of the weirder languages of the world. https://corplinguistics.wordpress.com/2 ... languages/ Congratulations. Your are trying to become weirder too.

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Re: Dutch is weird

Post by estarling » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Indeed learning Dutch it is difficult, but the reward of speaking it deserves that whole effort.
***** De onderlijning van fouten en de kritiek over deze tekst zijn welkom.

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Re: Dutch is weird

Post by ngonyama » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:30 am

estarling wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Indeed learning Dutch it is difficult, but the reward of speaking it deserves that whole effort.
Thanks estarling. It is good to see some people have an appreciation for our weirdness! :lol:

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