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"the language basics (3)" Top 5 Page for this destination Dialect Tip by ger4444

Dialect, Maastricht: 10 reviews and 9 photos

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by ger4444

As I love languages it is an enrichment i learned Sittard and Maastricht alreday as a kid. Some sayed later at school it is a good basic to be faster in learning german and french. I don’t know if that is true, because especially as soon as the french grammar got more complex in later classes I lost my interest in French. German stayed a favourite language anyway, I think cuz it’s the funny dialects and the pronounciations that make it fun. Locals are also more inclined to watch German television and not so much french, allthough Wallon (Belgium french speaking part) is closer to Maastricht than Germany. What is always fun is to compare the more unusual dialect of several limbeurgiian towns with eachother. It is interesting to see how several towns come up with complete different words for the same things, even if a villag is only locaed 5 kilothere away. For example: in Sittardian they say ‘kalle’ to the verb speaking, whereas in Maastricht its called ‘praote.’ Once a year in Maastricht a dictee is organisated in Maastricht writing. It is often that my old high school math teacher excells here.

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  • Written Apr 18, 2008
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