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Have/had the English and the Dutch have close relations throughout European history.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohameddo-san, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    From what I have been reading, it seems like the English and the Dutch had lots of ventures together dating back to colonial times.

    Sure, there was the Anglo-Dutch war; Britain seizing what would become New York and so forth.

    I figured that since there are a handful of Dutch dialects almost entirely like English and the English ca rely on their Dutch neighbours for good business, no.

    Care to give me a history lesson, here?
  2. Actualy the dialect that is closest to English is the Frisian(Fries in Dutch) dialect, the dialect of Limburg sounds like it's German mixed with a little bit of Dutch'.

    Also both of the languages come from the same motherlanguage which is Germanic.

    Probably all wrong :D
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  3. Well both their beer tastes like piss so there's a connection:p

    (hides in corner)

    No, honestly i have no idea. I have a hard time understanding the Frisian dialect but i would never have linked it to English. It leans more to german i would say.

    Here is a song in the Frisian dialect:

    I'm probably all wrong too, except for the beer part hehe.