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good afternoon/day, mister van XXX

Dutch Middle (ca.1050-1350) translation: gegroet, heer van xxx

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19:04 Feb 14, 2006
English to Dutch Middle (ca.1050-1350) translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: good afternoon/day, mister van XXX
Again one more simple thing; this time, hovewer, I'm asking you to "age" it a bit. It does not necessarily have to be a Middle Ages version; may be a bit younger. I'd like to see whether it would be significantly different from the usual 'Goedendag, mijnheer van XXX'. I need it for a piece of fiction that I'm writing and whose plot takes place in the 15th century, in which some characters are Dutch, and I thought that inserting a couple of original phrases in the mouths of the characters would enliven the story.

TIA - R.P.

P.S. Alternatively, it could be some other Old Dutch phrase that would be have been common as a salutation at that time.
Rafal Piotrowski
Poland
Local time: 04:16
Dutch Middle (ca.1050-1350) translation:gegroet, heer van xxx
Explanation:
Or "ghegroet" in old spelling.
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Erik Boers
Belgium
Local time: 04:16
Grading comment
Thanks, Eric. It's been a helpful answer. :-)
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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good afternoon/day, mister van xxx
gegroet, heer van xxx


Explanation:
Or "ghegroet" in old spelling.

Erik Boers
Belgium
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
Thanks, Eric. It's been a helpful answer. :-)

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