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Belgium 2016: Olympic Games
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2016, 08:47:23 AM »
I now have both Dutch and Flemish version of BU coin card. :o ;D

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Re: Belgium 2016: Olympic Games
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2016, 06:54:41 PM »
Dutch and French, I suppose? (Or maybe Flemish and Walloon.) ;)

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Belgium 2016: Olympic Games
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 04:42:36 PM »
Dutch and French, I suppose? (Or maybe Flemish and Walloon.) ;)

You are right there! :)

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Re: Belgium 2016: Olympic Games
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2016, 12:35:11 AM »
Belgians would say Dutch and French and they have a point. Every mainstream language has dialects and Belgians speak a number of dialects of Dutch, French or both. When a Dutch-speaking Belgian opens his mouth, I know he's Belgian in seconds, but the same goes for someone from Groningen, Surinam or Limburg. As for French, the difference between the culture and language of the North and the South of France so different, it was the subject of a film. The difference between Northern French and Belgian French is virtually nothing, but the difference between those two and the French of e.g. Perpignan is vast, while the pronunciation of French in Perpignan sounds a lot like that of Catalan to me.

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Re: Belgium 2016: Olympic Games
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2016, 09:52:49 AM »
I should say that the Langue d'Oc, spoken in the south of France, is something between the Langue d'Oui of Ile de France and Catalan. And so the language changes from Catalan to Castilian when going south.