Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > The Corner Pub

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-14-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
iamback's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 4,894
Default With a Dutch Accent

Originally Posted by Michael Rowley View Post
I know you come from the Netherlands, and you've previously said your school was in Groningen (perhaps you have a short memory). And you can't go much norther or easter in the Netherlands (except perhaps West Friesland) than Groningen.
Actually, West Friesland is part of North Holland, way to the West of Groningen (and to Friesland, hence its name). Ostfriesland is East of Groningen, in Germany.

Originally Posted by Michael Rowley View Post
I didn't know you studied in Arnhem and Utrecht though, so that might have coloured your Dutch. Most Dutch that speak English (not British: Britons may be exclusively Welsh or Gaelic speakers) have learned it the British way; those that speak with an American accent speak generic 'American'.
My guess is when I speak American I speak "generic American" - but in reality what comes out is close to what I hear around me, that's quite instinctive with me and applies to Dutch, English, German and Spanish, at least.

But note that I never speak about "British" as a language or accent - I refer exclusively to "British English" as opposed to "American English".

Marjolein Katsma
Look through my eyes on Cultural Surfaces (soon!), My ArtFlakes shop and Flickr.
Occasionally I am also connecting online dots... and sometimes you can follow me on Marjolein's Travel Blog
iamback is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your (North American) accent? ktinkel The Corner Pub 114 07-31-2007 04:00 PM
Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp ktinkel Fonts & Typography 16 05-15-2006 07:55 AM
Dutch biking iamback The Corner Pub 15 03-06-2006 01:03 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.