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Thread: My Introduction to the Frisian (Frysk) Language!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingSpirit View Post
    Very good! I hope it will encourage many to learn that beautiful language, because the number of speakers is getting smaller and smaller. It's our duty to protect and support that indispensable element of our great Germanic culture.
    Quite right, VikingSpirit. I couldn't agree more. It would be an enormous loss to the Netherlands, Germany, and Northern Europe as a region as well as to Germanic culture generally if such great regional Germanic languages as Frisian and Low German/Low Saxon were lost.

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    I've read that it's a part of the Anglo-Frisian sub-branch of the West Germanic branch of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, so you can assume it's the most closely related to English. Yes, quite interesting.

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    Thanks for the great support for this thread everybody! This late update is due to me being very busy lately, sorry for that

    Grimminger, that is a nice idea, but i would like to keep this thread solely for learning Frisian Maybe you would like to start such a thread yourself Of course i'm willing to help!


    I thought some simple sentences regarding asking for help/directions were a logical follow-up:


    Can i ask you something? - Mei ik jo wat freechje? (normal) / (slow)

    I'm lost - Ik bin ferdwaald (normal) / (slow)

    Can you help me? - Kinne jo my helpe? (normal) / (slow)

    Where can i find the bathroom? - Wer kin ik de W.C. fyne? (normal) / (slow)

    Go straight, then turn left/right. - Gean rjochtút, sla dan linksôf (officially: loftsôf)/rjochtsôf. (normal) / (slow)

    I'm looking for... - Ik sykje... (normal) / (slow)

    One moment! - Ien momint! (normal) / (slow)

    How much do i have to pay? - Hoefolle moat ik betelje? (normal) / (slow)

    Is this enough? - Is dit genoch? (normal) / (slow)

    Where is the trainstation? - Wer is it treinstation? (normal) / (slow)


    A much better audio player, don't you think?

    If someone has specific requests/questions, please ask!
    Bűter, brea en griene tsiis
    Wa't dat net sizze kin is gjin oprjochte Fries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchfromHolland View Post
    This is a great thread! I read somewhere that Frysk is the closest related language to English.
    Besides Scottisch I believe.

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