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Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 18:09
 --- John Cowan skrzypszy:

> What are the different meanings, and which plural goes with which?
vader -> vaders = fathers, in the sense of parents -> vaderen = (male) ancestors Here are better examples: hemel -> hemelen (heaven) -> hemels (how do you call that thing that hangs above a bed or the throne?) portier -> portieren (door of a car) -> portiers (doorward) wortel -> wortels (root, both of a plant and in the meaning "back to the roots" -> wortelen (carrot) been -> benen (leg) -> beenderen (bone) broeder -> broeders (brother, sibling) -> broederen (member of the same religious community; oldfashioned) Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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