People's names

Theerasak Photha hanumizzle at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 10:42:37 CEST 2006


On 10/11/06, Roel Schroeven <rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> My observation is that in general names keep hanging on to archaic forms
> much longer than normal language. Examples:
>
> - A very common name around here is Hendrickx. In normal language, the
> 'ckx' construction is replaced with 'ks'.
> - 'Straat' (English: 'street') (or 'straten' in multiple) used to be
> written 'straet' ('straeten'); in names it is still written like that:
> 'Verstraeten' is a common name. 'Verstraten' exists too though, but is
> less common I think.
>
> But I can't think of that many names with 'der', so maybe the
> declensions have been dropped already.

Dutch 2.5. kekekekeke

I will be touring Flanders and seeing friends up there soon, actually.

-- Theerasak



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