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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:09 pm 

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Ik, Hij, Zij! Very Happy Are the first letters capitalized?


Nope, and that is a very good question Anna.

In Dutch those words are not capitalized unless they start the sentence. Razz

So it is; ik, hij, zij

This is also for the days of the week and months

Now we have some other words.

We = in Dutch: wij (same pronounciation as hij & zij)

And we can also introduce the days of the week Wink

Monday = maandag (maan sounds like the last a in indianA and dag sounds like regArds )
Tuesday = dinsdag (dins sounds like Finland)
Wednesday = woensdag (woens sounds like moon)
Thursday = donderdag (don sounds like don and der sounds like Alexander)
Friday = vrijdag (vrij sounds like hij & zij, but with a slightly rolling r)
Saturday = zaterdag (za sounds like the last a in indianA and ter sounds like setTLE but instead of the L you have a rolling r again.
Sunday = zondag (zon sounds like dON)

OK, and with the above, I can also explain some new words for you:

maan = moon
donder = thunder
vrij = free or when used as a verb like in: Ik vrij = I make love
zon = sun

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:36 pm 

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That was a great lesson Ruud! Cool

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:43 pm 

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Wildman wrote:


Monday = maandag (maan sounds like the last a in indianA and dag sounds like regArds )
Tuesday = dinsdag (dins sounds like Finland)
Wednesday = woensdag (woens sounds like moon)
Thursday = donderdag (don sounds like don and der sounds like Alexander)
Friday = vrijdag (vrij sounds like hij & zij, but with a slightly rolling r)
Saturday = zaterdag (za sounds like the last a in indianA and ter sounds like setTLE but instead of the L you have a rolling r again.
Sunday = zondag (zon sounds like dON)



This is quite interesting. A little off-topic, but I was very surprised to discover that most weekdays in Finnish sound quite close to this (I suppose it's because of the Swedish influences on language, and Swedish being a Germanic language, as well as Dutch, it makes sense.) So they go maanantai, tiistai etc. Except for Wednesday, which is 'keskiviikko' and sounds nothing like the others and literally means 'middle of the week' There had to be something irrevocably Finnish in there Laughing

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:30 pm 

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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:13 pm 

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ANother great lesson indeed RUUD, thanks! Sheerleader

I was laughing here alone trying to pronounce the weekdays out loud, especially thouse with the rolling r involved Laughing

Funny I never thought about the meaning of the weekdays names. In Lithuanian it's literally "first day", "second day", etc, except for the Sunday. In Russian similar, but mixed, and Sunday in Russian is "Resurrection"

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:21 pm 

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We have the day of the moon, the day of Tyr, the day of Wodan, the day of Thor, the day of Frey, Saturns day and the day of the Sun.

Mythology all over the place! Laughing

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:30 pm 

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I guess all Germanic languages have this mythological pattern for weekdays.

He he. In Romanian it's the moon, Mars, Mercury. Jupiter and Venus days for Monda-Friday. Saturday is actually a word for Sabbath in Romanian, I have no idea why. And Sunday is 'Duminica' which I have no idea what is suppose to stand for Laughing

So I guess it's mostly mythology as well. OK, sorry for hijacking the topic, but I find these comparisons quite interesting. I'll shut up now.

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:32 pm 

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Heropsychosacha wrote:
the day of Tyr


He is actually my favorite Nordic god. Has been since I was little and studied Nordic mythology in school Yes

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:38 am 

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+Lakini+ wrote:
Heropsychosacha wrote:
the day of Tyr


He is actually my favorite Nordic god. Has been since I was little and studied Nordic mythology in school Yes


Tyr, the God of Justice Cool

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:39 am 

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LittleBird wrote:
ANother great lesson indeed RUUD, thanks! Sheerleader

I was laughing here alone trying to pronounce the weekdays out loud, especially thouse with the rolling r involved Laughing

Funny I never thought about the meaning of the weekdays names. In Lithuanian it's literally "first day", "second day", etc, except for the Sunday. In Russian similar, but mixed, and Sunday in Russian is "Resurrection"


You are quite welcome sweety.

Will try and think about a new lesson, while I am at work! Wink

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:37 am 

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+Lakini+ wrote:
I'll shut up now.
You never should sweetie, because everything you post is interesting to read Very Happy

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:44 am 

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LittleBird wrote:
+Lakini+ wrote:
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You never should sweetie, because everything you post is interesting to read Very Happy
Yes

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:18 pm 

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OK,..some body parts (some I say, not all)

Head = hoofd (like in Open)
Eyes = ogen (like in Open)
Ears = oren (like cOrrect)
Mouth = mond (like in cOrrect)
Cheeks = wangen (like in thiNGs)
Chin = kin (like IN)
Hair = haar (Like in mAdrid)
Lips = lippen (like in hIt)
Teeth (1) = tand (those are the front teeth in Dutch and is pronounced as in pArT)
Teeth (2) = kies (those are the big teeth at the backside and is pronounced as in strEEt)
Brain = hersens (her = like in mEss and sens = like in hUrtle)

Well thatís it for the Head body parts for now.

If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to ask Wink

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:28 pm 

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Sheerleader Very Happy

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:59 pm 

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You should definitely make this a video-lesson Ruud! That would be grand!

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:56 pm 

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Heropsychosacha wrote:
You should definitely make this a video-lesson Ruud! That would be grand!


I leave that for you to do Razz

 
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Great idea! The pronunciation would be much clearer! Wink Very Happy

 
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 PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:02 pm 

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http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/index.htm

Here's a nice site with loads of language lessons for beginners.
You choose your own language on the left, and the from the list you choose what language you want to learn Smile
You can also download the audio lessons.

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:33 am 

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lynx wrote:
http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/index.htm

Here's a nice site with loads of language lessons for beginners.
You choose your own language on the left, and the from the list you choose what language you want to learn Smile
You can also download the audio lessons.
How cool! Thanks Maya! Very Happy

 
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