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English = Dutch. A Dossier of Compelling Evidence
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English = Dutch. A Dossier of Compelling Evidence

(Reinier Salverda) The Low Countries - 2003, № 11, pp. 124-133

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History has left many a Dutch mark on the English language. There is a sizeable English vocabulary of Dutch origin and borrowing from Dutch is an ongoing process, as witness recent additions like apartheid, coffeeshop, lekker and gabber music. But while these words are in frequent everyday use, their origin is largely unknown and forgotten today. The author considers in some more detail the historical background and development of this Dutch element in English.

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