Don Verto asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 months ago

How is Frisian closer to English than Dutch is? I only have one book in Frisian and I fail to see the similarity to English.?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Don't let books fool you. maybe you would HEAR the similarity. Vocabulary-wise, we're talking about west-germanic dialects. English, Frisian (and Scots?) are on one branch of the westgermanic languages, Dutch and Flemish are on another.  EN-FY-NL you have

    bacon-bake-spek

    butter - butter - boter

    green - grien - groen

    cheese - tsiis (?) - kaas

    bread - brea(d) - brood

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