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

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohamedou Ari, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
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    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. Lars Brugman

    Lars Brugman

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    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. Mike Sterckx

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    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.