I think Africaans has much to do with the old Saxon/Franconian dialect / language. In the North of Germany and a dialect of this language was spoken in the northern provinces (later netherland). Also, the Hanse (an Association of merchants and towns that are now different Nations) had this language as Handelsspache as a lingua franca, may like english today. So in the whole Baltic Sea region to Russia and England in the West they understand this dialect. The Hanseatic League had their powerful time had in the middle ages about 12th until 14th century... After the 30 years war (1618-1648), the northern provinces became the Netherlands with their own language. In the North, the Saxon dialect has been dominated increasingly by high German. (because High german become the official written language of the german States and and mainly due to the translation of the Bible by Luther in a high German dialect). Today, there are fewer and fewer speakers of the low German language. In my environment I've heard since my childhood only by old people with each other. Therefore, while I understand it, but do not speak it. The language dying out - so how many language fared.
Dense fog. L#48
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My Panoramio friend I am very happy you like & Y* this photo. It is a pleasure to see you on the pages with photos and see your comments, thank you. Best regards Kosmas
An excellent picture of this scenery!! Breathtaking capture!!
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Greetings and my best wishes from Lower Rhine, Helmut!!!
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Muy Bonitas fotos en especial esta, un saludo desde Colombia mira este lugar.
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Ja, vielen Dank, a.beyer! Gruss von Chel
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Danke für das Interesse und das Like, RN Latvian.
Bester Gruß Klaus