Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 14, 2003, 2:41|
On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:32:47 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
>-s after e, r, n and optionally after l. -'s (with the apostrophe) after a, i,
>o and u. -en in any other case (and optionally after -l). Note that the -n in -
>en is usually silent (Dutch has a limited case of liaison with the n
>reappearing in front of a word beginning with a vowel).
>Most Dutch plurals are regular following this rule, even for words which have
>irregular plurals both in English and German (for instance, "man" has
>plural "mannen" - the doubling of the n is regular and only a matter of
Well, that's good to know; in that respect at least, Dutch sounds easier
than German. In other ways it looks a little like German, especially with
strings of verbs like "gevonden kunnen worden" at the end of a sentence. I
still remember enough German words that I can occasionally recognize Dutch
words that appear to be related.