Re: 'mispronunciation' of "engelang" (was: Introduction)
|Date:||Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 8:24|
2009/4/6 Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <tsela.cg@...>
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.
> 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.