Getting into Dutch...
M. Mitchell Marmel
marmelmm at dunx1.ocs.drexel.edu
Tue Dec 13 18:49:28 CET 1994
>like "Surr-tenly! Det's my geop". But would that be a clear Dutch
>accent to an American reader?
As an American, I read 'geop' as 'jee-awp'. Maybe 'chob' or 'jop'?
>I can imagine that some Dutch readers would be offended if their language
>would be treated like "slightly mingled German".
Sort of like someone from Loo-ee-ville being depicted as having a heavy Noo
Yawk accent, eh, Don? (grin)
>which are _always_ negative, are banned in the political correct USA.
>So no Dutch uncle, Dutch treat, double Dutch, etc. etc.
Not so much banned as simply out of fashion. More's the shame; most US
kids nowadays simply aren't being raised with as rich a background in idiom
as we were back in the old days...
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