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Dont know what language they speak in Holland....... by fireboss
Started on: 05-12-2014 11:27 PM
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Report this Post05-12-2014 11:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for firebossClick Here to Email firebossSend a Private Message to firebossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
But wished I could understand it.....



Kinda cool when they show some of competiors faces...
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Ask and you shall receive. Here's a English subtitled video of her initial audition. What's really wild is that she says here that she's self taught and has never had a singing lesson in her life.

It looks like she blew away the judges and earned herself a Golden Ticket straight to the finals.



...And here's a English subtitled video of her performing Nessun Dorma during the Finals of 'Holland's Got Talent' on 28 December 2013..

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They speak Dutch. Holland is where that Cliff guy is from.
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Isnt Dutch a form of German. I hear a lot of similarity.....?
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Isnt Dutch a form of German. I hear a lot of similarity.....?


There are similarities (there are dialects of German that are quite close to Dutch) but while I can more or less understand what an article written in Dutch is about, I can't understand a person speaking Dutch at all.

Both are West Germanic languages but the difference between the two languages are of the same order of magnitude as between French and Spanish.

There are some characteristic sound shifts:

German T becomes D in Dutch: Tier/Dier (animal).
German CH becomes K in Dutch: Auch/Ook (too)
German IE becomes E in Dutch: Viel/veel (many)

G in German is pronounced as in Good, while in Dutch it's pronounced as the Greek letter Chi. To be fair, in Flamish (Belgian dialect of Dutch), G is somewhat softer, more like H. You might say that the Flamish speak like angry cats while the Dutch speak like angry cats with bronchitis.

The Dutch grammar is simpler than the German ones, having only rudimentary cases (German has four cases).

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THE SONG IS IN Italian called Nessun dorma" (English: "None shall sleep") from the opera Turandot
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She does have a great voice ...
Not the type of music I like,but sometimes talent can transend diff tastes and I believe she does.

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Originally posted by yellowstone:


There are similarities (there are dialects of German that are quite close to Dutch) but while I can more or less understand what an article written in Dutch is about, I can't understand a person speaking Dutch at all.

Both are West Germanic languages but the difference between the two languages are of the same order of magnitude as between French and Spanish.

There are some characteristic sound shifts:

German T becomes D in Dutch: Tier/Dier (animal).
German CH becomes K in Dutch: Auch/Ook (too)
German IE becomes E in Dutch: Viel/veel (many)

G in German is pronounced as in Good, while in Dutch it's pronounced as the Greek letter Chi. To be fair, in Flamish (Belgian dialect of Dutch), G is somewhat softer, more like H. You might say that the Flamish speak like angry cats while the Dutch speak like angry cats with bronchitis.

The Dutch grammar is simpler than the German ones, having only rudimentary cases (German has four cases).



Thanxs.....

I knew it was Italian and was thrown off by the other Languages spoken....The dialects had me thrown..
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Thanxs.....

I knew it was Italian and was thrown off by the other Languages spoken....The dialects had me thrown..


Its not the dialects that confuse me in Europe, its the train...

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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:


Its not the dialects that confuse me in Europe, its the train...





where is that thread
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Dutch...


But it seems as you go from Germany to France, the language slowly changes.. in Belgium, for example.. they speak both, and/or Flemish...
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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

But it seems as you go from Germany to France, the language slowly changes.. in Belgium, for example.. they speak both, and/or Flemish...


There's no part of Germany where French or Dutch is spoken regularly (people may choose it as a second language in school, especially French). There are some parts of France where German and French is spoken, e.g. Elsace (used to be part of Germany). While German is an official language in Belgium, very few people speak it as a native language (only about 70,000 in total). The Flemish (Dutch) and French speaking parts of Belgium actually hate each other and the country may fall apart over that at some point. While German is widely spoken in the Netherlands as a second language, it's not spoken as a native language anywhere that I'm aware of.

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Report this Post05-13-2014 08:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for firebossClick Here to Email firebossSend a Private Message to firebossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We had some guys from Austria doing service work on equipment at work...
They would get mad when anyone would refer to them as Germans.

So them "Germans" hated seeing me coming
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