That's funny... I did the same thing in chorus class, with the vowels, a,e,i,o,u. I'm going to try the same with the dutch vowels, such as, iu,ui,ei,ie,aa,oo,uu, ecta, there so many combonations, its going to be fun just listing them all, and finding words with them. I'm not the greatest speaker or singer, but I think it will be fun practice, as long as no one hears me. I'll probably laugh at myself though...
But that's just me.
Maybe we can make up song....just kidding!!!!
7) Another thing I like about dutch is those very long words. I have trouble saying them sometimes, because I overlook that the long words are made up of little words. In english there are maybe a couple of long words we say, but we end up shortening it, so its earier to say. In dutch there are soo many of them that the dutch use on regular basis. Such as, ondertussen, belangrijkest, geheimzinnig, teddybeertjes, woensdagmiddag, regenplassen, hardloopwedstrijd, chocoladetaarten, ecta, I'm sure there are longer words than that and a lot more of them. I love trying to say them and and spell them
. I find it easier to write the bigger words, then writing all the little words in the sentence to make up that one big word. It's fun! Also the language is very flexibly, my mom who knows dutch, says that one could make up long words as long as it makes sense. And if other people are able to understand you. I love that idea.
It's a way to express yourself, in using (literaly) your own words.
I'm sure I am going to think of other things I like about dutch.
I agree that other laguages are as beautiful and unquie in their own way.
French, German, Latin, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, they are all so wonderful, where would we be if there was only one laguage in the world. I think I would be very bored.
Ohh... Have you ever tried Nutella? It tastes so good. Nutella is chocolate spread for your bread, pasteries, crosants, anything you want to have chocolate on.
I love it.
It tastes like heaven. I don't like pindakaast (peanut butter) so this is a great alternative. I've been eating it since I was a little girl, and I still can't get enough.
Groetjes Leeuwin, from a person who loves to learn to power of words.