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Vanderstraeten  Identity Verified
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Jun 21, 2006

hello, how different is Dutch (written language!) in Suriname from Dutch (written) in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Thank you!

Nat


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Marjon van den Bosch  Identity Verified
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Nederlands is the official language in Suriname but... Jun 21, 2006

there are many languages spoken, including Sranan which developed since the days of slavery as an African-Surinaams language, along with variations of it (ex: Saramacaans, Aucaans and Kromanti) spoken in non-coastal areas. There are also at least 5 Indian and Chinese-derived dialects, the result of the thousands of contract laborers who brought Hindi, Javanese and Chinese into the language mix.

You may want to check out 2 excellent books: 1) Woordenboek van het Surinaams-Nederlands by J. van Donselaar, ISBN 90-6283-745-X and 2) Atlas of the Languages of Suriname (edited by Eithne Carlin and Jacques Arends, ISBN 90 6718 196 X).

Feel free to contact me at marjon@vandenbosch.us - I'd be happy to email/fax you more information. Also, check out www.suriname.NU.

from a colleague with a keen interest in Suriname.

Marjon


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Zsanett Rozendaal-Pandur  Identity Verified
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I'd like to know this, too Jun 21, 2006

natvan wrote:
hello, how different is Dutch (written language!) in Suriname from Dutch (written) in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Thank you!
Nat


I saw a job posting this week for Suriname Dutch and I wondered if there was a difference in the written form - is there an official written version of the Surinaams dialect or something?


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Lees 'Nederlands met een kleurtje' van Taalschrift Jun 21, 2006

Ga naar http://taalschrift.org/reportage/000466.html. Een informatief artikel met goede links.

Tan bun,
Gerard

Even opnieuw, zonder punt:
http://taalschrift.org/reportage/000466.html

[Edited at 2006-06-22 08:39]


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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tolken voor 'anderstalige' Nederlanders Jun 21, 2006

Als tolk in Engeland krijg ik vaak te maken met 'Nederlands met een kleurtje', zoals Gerards artikel dat noemt. (Jammer dat de link naar het artikel niet schijnt te werken, maar daar zoek ik later nog naar). Ik word bijvoorbeeld vaak naar Britse politiebureaus geroepen om te vertalen voor Somaliërs met een Nederlands paspoort die om een Nederlandstalige tolk vragen maar die een Nederlands praten dat soms moeilijk te verstaan is. Bijvoorbeeld, de Somaliërs waar ik mee te maken krijg gebruiken weinig persoonlijke voornaamwoorden en dan moet ik voorzichtig navragen over wie ze het hebben.
We komen er normaal wel uit, maar ik ben me bewust van de complicaties en geïnteresseerd in literatuur die me wat kan bijleren over eventuele verschillen.


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