Fascinating stuff, Dutchtoo.
I used to do sound engineering for a daily news program produced in English, Dutch and Spanish and I always looked forward to the Dutch sessions for two reasons. The Dutch woman who did the Dutch voice-overs was stunningly beautiful and given my high school German, I could almost always actually understand what she was saying. Dutch has always interested me because it is almost German and almost English and the similarities to both is intriguing. Eliza’s addition of Afrikaans is always interesting too because it adds another flavor to the mix.
One of my cherished memories is an afternoon Heineken, sitting in Rembrandtplein, watching the pretty girls walk by.