Names For The Dutch Language
Because of the turbulent history of both the Netherlands and Belgium (mostly because of the frequent change of economic and military power within the Low Countries), the names that other peoples have chosen to use to refer to the Dutch language vary more than for most other languages. The modern Dutch name for the language is Nederlands.
In general, the names for the Dutch language can be arranged in seven groups according to their origin.
Some languages use multiple forms.
... From "Flemish" (Dutch Vlaams) or from the region this refers to "Flanders" (Dutch Vlaanderen) Basque flandriera Catalan flamenc Czech vlámština Danish flamsk Esperanto flandra ...
Famous quotes containing the words names for, language, names and/or dutch:
“Far from being antecedent principles that animate the process, law, language, truth are but abstract names for its results.”
—William James (18421910)
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—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
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Have slipped their names, and stand at ease,
Or gallop for what must be joy,”
—Philip Larkin (19221985)
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—Common Dutch saying, trans by Johanna C. Prins.