User talk:Dionisius

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Dionisius is a relative from the 16th Century

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I posted my reply a while ago on my wall, I'm not too sure if you read it though Nychus 15:08, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Odd, that's pretty much how I'd say it (dialectical differences kept in mind of course). I would have expected the masculin declension: mijne vader/mijnen broer (I've only once read a dialect fragment that actually did). I guess the words truly have become feminin in nature over time. Fascinating, I wonder if anyone has ever written anything on this peculiarity. I assume mixing similar dialects is quite usual. There once was a time people could here what borough someone was from by listening to their way of speech. I assume these days are pretty much over, and dialects have blended into eachother anyway. Though the East-Flemish ones are still by far the most heterogenous in Belgium (I assume it's both its strength and its weakness). A very interesting site by the way is the taalkamer on huisvanalijn.be. It has dialect recordings from all over the country (and across the border). Happy holidays to you too. Nychus 11:47, 27 December 2008 (UTC)