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A Secret Language. Traces of Dutch in the United States
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A Secret Language. Traces of Dutch in the United States

(Lucas Ligtenberg) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 279-280

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Dutch is by no means dead in the United States, but its existence is somewhat akin to freemasonry. One has to know where to find its practitioners and approach them in the right way. In the meantime, the majority of Americans carry on using words from this ‘secret language' that have become fully integrated into their own language.

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