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Old 06-04-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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URGENT: Dutch interferencers, I need help!

This guy I work with says his mom used to call him "hahn-yahk". We both have VERY Dutch backgrounds and are wondering if this is a Dutch word and if so, how it's spelled. We have a bet going on how it's spelled in Dutch, if it is Dutch.
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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She called him what?!?

That doesn't ring a bell, not even a small distant one 14 planets from here...

What should it mean?
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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We don't know what it's suppose to mean. I'm going to ask my mom and grandpa. The Dutch that my family still speaks is an older dialect from Groningen that's not the Dutch people commonly speak (like a slang Dutch I guess), so maybe it's one of those words.
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Ah, Groningen! Then maybe you should contact Rono. He's from that region (IIRC, he's Frysian actually).
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Ah, Groningen! Then maybe you should contact Rono. He's from that region (IIRC, he's Frysian actually).
I think I will. I believe our dialect is a mix of Dutch and the Frysian language (Frys?) and the person in the Netherlands who explained it to us called it "Gronix" (not sure how you'd spell that, but that's how it sounds in English).
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I think you mean Gronings, which should sound quite like Groninx in English.

*still is thinking about hahn-yahn*
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I think you mean Gronings, which should sound quite like Groninx in English.

*still is thinking about hahn-yahn*
Actualy, when you say is out loud, Groninx is good.

They first thing i thought about is liitle chicken ( that little yellow version ) but it difficult to speak out Hanh Yahn loud without knowing how this should sound. The nieghbours must think i am crazy .


Hahn = rooster and yahn sounds like a word we use for little child.


But i will ask my father about this, he is a hardcore frisian.
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Does it sound like hey young ?
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it sounds like cognac but with an "h" like haaaaahn yaaaaahk, but the "y" would I'm guessing be a "j" to you and the "h" maybe the harder "g" sound like in "Groningen". In English, we would spell it "honyack".
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Still doesn't ring a bell.
Sorry...

*says the word over and over*
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i bet it's belgian



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Where's Salome?

If it is Belgian, ask greety on PLEBA, she's from Belgium. It might be Flemish.
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it might be gibberish...
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Where's Salome?
much like the other dutchies ... I just have no idea


it probably is frisian

and

well

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