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    Hollandish

    Please, dear teachers, is this text OK?

    These days they're having a 3-days course on Applied Thermodynamics, some very interesting thing that those people should never miss. Well, the professor who is giving them the classes is from the Netherlands, or Holland, and everybody's found it difficult to understand 100% of what he says because his accent is new for all of the students who are from Brazil. The professor's accent is a kind of English and French mix. They say Holland people speak English, Dutch and a local language, "Hollandish" or something like that.

    Thank you!


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    Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers, is this text OK?

    These days they're having a 3-days day course on Applied Thermodynamics, some a very interesting thing subject/topic that those people should never miss. Well, the professor who is giving them omit the classes is from The Netherlands, or Holland, and everybody's found it difficult to understand 100% of what he says because his accent is new for all of the students who are from Brazil. The professor's accent is a kind of English and French mix. They say Holland Dutch people speak English, Dutch and a local language, "Hollandish" or something like that.

    Thank you!

    Limburgish, Frisian or Lower Saxon are the three other recognized "official" languages in Holland.

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    Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Limburgish, Frisian or Lower Saxon are the three other recognized "official" languages in Holland.
    In Holland, or in The Netherlands? Isn't Holland part of the name of at least two provinces in The Netherlands?


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    Re: Hollandish

    I am aware that it is regarded as "formally incorrect", but colloquially Holland is an accepted name, used interchangeably with The Netherlands. Anyhow, that is what my Dutch friend told me.

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    Smile Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    In Holland, or in The Netherlands? Isn't Holland part of the name of at least two provinces in The Netherlands?
    Hmmm, I don't know, I think there's no difference betwenn Holland and The Netherlands or Nederland.

    Is a native from Nederland called Nederlander?

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    Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Hmmm, I don't know, I think there's no difference betwenn Holland and The Netherlands or Nederland.

    Is a native from Nederland called Nederlander? In Dutch, yes.

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    Smile Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    a 3-day course
    Hmm, interesting, one could write down:

    This course lasts 3 days, but not a 3-days course.
    Ok, no problem.

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    Re: Hollandish

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Hmmm, I don't know, I think there's no difference betwenn Holland and The Netherlands or Nederland.

    Is a native from Nederland called Nederlander?

    Thanks
    My country's English name is based on the name of a province in the Netherlands, and thanks to the large Dutch population here, I know that many, many Dutch people do not come from either Holland. The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a North Holland and a South Holland. So for 10 out of the 12 provinces, residents thereof are Dutch but do not live in Holland.

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