Veluws

Facts

  • Language: Veluws
  • Alternate names: Veluwe
  • Language code: vel
  • Language family: Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Saxon
  • Number of speakers: ?
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

Veluws is a Dutch Low Saxon dialect which is spoken on the Veluwe.

The verb

The two main dialects -- West Veluws and East Veluws -- differ in the plural forms. While West Veluws uses the same endings as Dutch -en, East Veluws uses -t.

For example: in East Veluws they say ie warkt/wärkt (you are working) and in West Veluws jie warken/waarken (you are working).

Sample verb: loop'n 'to walk'

Present
Sg.1 ik loop; lope
Sg.2 jie lopen
Sg.3 hie;hij loop; loopt
Pl.1 wulie; wie lopen
Pl.2 zulie; zie; zee
Pl.3 julie; julien

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