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Re: Bug#285141: does not seem to preseed language right anymore



On Monday 13 December 2004 11:32, Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:24:37 +0100
>
> "cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)" <cobaco@linux.be> wrote:
> > On Monday 13 December 2004 07:56, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > Quoting Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org):
> > > > > Vlaams is a variant of Dutch, mostly spoken in Belgium.
> > > >
> > > > s/mostly //
> > >
> > > I just thought so but indeed wanted to be very sure I do not forgot
> > > some possible very small bits of Netherlands which could have, for
> > > obscure historical reasons, be speaking Flemish and not Dutch...:-)
> > >
> > > Such things are sometimes highly sensitive, so I'm usually very
> > > careful about such issues...:-)
> > >
> > > Dutch speaks Flemish...:-)
> >
> > Actually the people in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen do speak Flemish eventhough
> > they're in the Netherlands :-P, not that it really matters IMO (it
> > _is_ the same language)
>
> Is there even a proper definition of Flemish other than 'Dutch as spoken
> in Flanders'?

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_dialects which explains that the 
'Dutch as spoken in Flanders' is actually not a good definition at all 
wrong. 

Basically it is often used as an umbrella-term for 'Dutch dialects spoken in 
the Dutch-speaking reagion of Belgium' (but that's a rather meaningless 
classification from a linguistic viewpoint).
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
  
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