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Is Dutch a dying language?

Is Dutch a dying language?

No, Dutch is not a dying language. As a matter of fact, it is alive and well and living in English, which is the lowest common denominator of the Germanic languages, and which 1,000 years ago was about fifty percent Dutch.

Is the Dutch language declining?

A major study by The Social and Cultural Planning Office has concluded that the purity and prevalence of the Dutch language is waning, despite it being rated as the most important factor to Dutch culture (yes even more than Sinterklaas..)

Is Dutch a ger?

Dutch is part of the West Germanic group, which also includes English, Scots, Frisian, Low German (Old Saxon) and High German.

Are German and Dutch the same thing?

German is an official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Dutch is an official language in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

What is the plural of monoglot?

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The plural form of monoglot is monoglots . Find more words! This nadir of knowledge that some monoglots descend to deserves our pity, be they speakers of English, French, German or whatever. In my early years this was reduced to about 50 per cent Welsh speaking with few Welsh monoglots over the age of five.

Who are the Welsh monoglots?

To a small and diminishing band of people living in a secluded corner of the Llŷn Peninsula of North Wales the English language is as foreign as Chinese or Arabic. They are the last of the Welsh monoglots.

Is it possible to be a monolingual speaker in Ireland?

The last known monolingual speaker, Sean O’Henry, died in 1998. I understand since the Irish government initiated stronger efforts to increase the use of Irish, there are people trying to raise monolingually Irish children, but frankly, it would be nearly impossible to live in Ireland if you weren’t able to speak or understand English.