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

From:Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <>
Date:Monday, April 6, 2009, 9:33
2009/4/3 Njenfalgar <njenfalgar@...>

> > In Flanders an epenthetic vowel in "melk" would mark one as being from > Antwerp. If it goes together with tones, one would be from Limburg. Outside > of those two provinces, however, nobody every uses it, and most people > avoid > it, so as not to be associated with either province where it _is_ used. :-) > >
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.


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