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Sprachprofi
Nonaglot
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 Message 17 of 172
2010 30 November at 5:56pm | IP Logged 
Romanist wrote:
Well, if I commit 100% to this, I'd kind of prefer South African Dutch
(Afrikaans) rather than European Dutch. But we'll see...

If you insist you can do Afrikaans... I just think it would be more fun if we could get
together on Skype some time and see if we manage to communicate; that will be harder if
you throw in Afrikaans.
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Romanist
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 Message 18 of 172
2010 30 November at 6:08pm | IP Logged 
Ah, I see what you mean.

Actually I'm not wired up for Skype, I don't have a webcam, etc. So this wouldn't really be relevant for me.

But I can still see your point - it would be much better if everyone is doing the same thing...

Hmm, well, I'll think about it. ;-)
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Omenapuu00
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 Message 19 of 172
2010 30 November at 6:23pm | IP Logged 
Although it would be an interesting 'experiment' to see how well the Dutch learners could understand the Afrikaans learners and the other way around, but this might be more interesting at a point in time when both sides had attained perhaps an intermediate command of their respective languages.
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marvelgirll
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 Message 20 of 172
2010 30 November at 7:18pm | IP Logged 
I'd love to join too! I spoke Dutch fluently as a child, but I'd be starting from scratch
now.
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Desacrator48
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 Message 21 of 172
2010 30 November at 8:17pm | IP Logged 
I'd like to join too, only because a Germanic language is on my hit list, and Dutch would be easier for me to learn as an English speaker than German itself.

However, I can't officially sign up to this challenge yet until I see what you guys are proposing. It's just that I had planned to tackle Dutch and/or Portuguese, but not for another year until maybe Jan 2012, and this because right now I am focusing on Spanish and French, with the goal to get my French up to my intermediate level of Spanish.

But if this might just be like a 6 week intro/sampling of the Dutch language, maybe I could. But I am already pressed for time during the day for French/Spanish so I'll have to see what you guys have in stock for this time period. But I already feel at a somewhat disadvantage because I have no background in another Germanic language like some of you do!
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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 22 of 172
2010 30 November at 9:25pm | IP Logged 
Oh my, this is already my 200th post on this forum and I am writing in this Dutch challenge thread :) Btw, there's this website where the owner of the website created a series of tutorials on a variety of languages, and one of the languages is Dutch. Perhaps it could be useful for anyone of us who's interested to learn Dutch (along with other mainly Indo-european languages) for our intensive Dutch challenge in 2011. I definitely think that the owner of this blog has made a tremendously good job in creating these language tutorials :)

www.ielanguages.com

Edited by noriyuki_nomura on 2010 30 November at 9:38pm

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ellasevia
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 Message 23 of 172
2010 01 December at 1:27am | IP Logged 
ReneeMona wrote:
ellasevia wrote:
Wonderbare idee!


Since you were asking for a native speaker to make corrections, I hope you don't mind if I get right at it; wonderbare is not a Dutch word. :) I would say "Geweldig idee!" instead.

EDIT: Looked it up and it apparently is a word but I've never heard or read it anywhere before.


Dank je wel, ReneeMona. Ik heb gedacht dat het juist was omdat het als het duitse woord "wunderbar" er uitzag. Ik zou niet zoveel op mijn Duits vertrouwen. (Heb ik dit juist geschreven? Ik hoop wel...)
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ReneeMona
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 Message 24 of 172
2010 01 December at 2:22am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
Dank je wel, ReneeMona. Ik dacht dat het juist was omdat het er uitzag als het Duitse woord "wunderbar". Ik zou niet zoveel op mijn Duits moeten vertrouwen. (Heb ik dit juist geschreven? Ik hoop van wel...)


Dat was prima. Ik kan wel zien dat je al Duits spreekt. Ik stel me zo voor dat het vooral de woordvolgorde en de samengestelde werkwoorden makkelijker maakt. Duits als steuntje gebruiken in het Nederlands is altijd gokwerk. Soms werkt het en soms krijg je hele rare dingen. Ik denk dat je er, afgezien van een slippertje nu en dan, vooral profijt van zult hebben.


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