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Re: 'mispronunciation' of "engelang" (was: Introduction)

From:Njenfalgar <njenfalgar@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 8:24
2009/4/6 Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <>

> Funny, in North-Brabant it is standard. But I did notice in the past that > the dialects spoken in Dutch Brabant are relatively similar to how people > talk around Antwerp. > > Funny that you should mention the tones as marking someone coming from > Limburg. It's also the main mark of their dialect here in the Netherlands > (we usually call that "singing instead of talking" :) ), along with the > phonemic /C/ and a grammar that looks more like German than like Dutch :) . > -- > Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets. > > > >
Well, since both in Dutch Brabant and in Antwerp the dialects are Brabantish, and since both Limburgs speak the same language for centuries already, even though recently a national border has been drawn in between them, that's rather to be expected. :-) In Belgium, we also often mock Limburgish "singing". It even goes so far that, when I tell people Limburgish actually _is_ tonal, they don't believe me, thinking it's also a joke. -- Migh foghgl adzankh edung, vonglerung.