Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 15

Hi there!

It's been a couple of weeks since the last TT here on Pervy... Well, I'll make things right today ;-)
I've wanted to post something about the similarities between the Dutch and English language for a long time. So here are a few simple words that look surprisingly the same ;-)

  1. Bread = Brood
  2. Door = Deur
  3. Cat = Kat
  4. Mother = Moeder
  5. Fish = Vis
  6. Book = Boek
  7. House = Huis
  8. Moon = Maan
  9. Bath = Bad
  10. Kiss = Kus
  11. Hand = Hand
  12. Bed = Bed
  13. Ring = Ring
See?! Pretty cool, huh? ;-)

Happy TT to you all!


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mom huebert said...

Interesting list. I wonder how similar the words sound when spoken?

FRIGGA said...

Haha, that bath = bad makes me laugh!!

Happy TT (even though I didn't do one today) :-)

Kat's Krackerbox said...

Yes, they are pretty cool! My favorites are #9 and #10 Happy TT

Miranda said...

Great list. I'm dutch so I can relate to it pretty well.

Happy TT!!

Nice to see another couple of girls blogging.

Andi & Stien said...

Mom Huebert, the words sound pretty much the same, but I think it would be a bit hard to explain the little nuances...

Hehehe, Frigga, that bath = bad sounds very much the same though ;-) , it doesn't sound like the English "bad". But it's funny, yeah :D

Kat, cool huh? ;-)

And ooooh, Miranda, you're Dutch too?! Cool!

Thanks everyone for stopping by, and Happy TT to all ;-)


Nicholas said...

You can see how English has "borrowed"words from other languages and made them her own. very interesting list. Welcome back to TT!

Andi & Stien said...

Thanks, Nicholas! And you're right. The Dutch language itself has many borrowed words also. There are influences from the French, English, and others too.
These things are pretty interesting, especially those origins of a language ;-)