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For Linguistics: Ever wondered why the Dutch generally speak English pretty fluently? It's probably because most of the Dutch from the north-east provinces originated from the Frisians and Saxons (see link below). An interesting site about similar words in Dutch, German and English is here: (http://www.heardutchhere.net/duengero.html) and proves just a little part of that linguistic point, but it gets even more interesting once you're into learning some more about Nedersaksisch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Low_German), as most of the words on the site linked above, pronounced in Nedersaksisch (NDS), are actually even more closer to English then Dutch. See also #nedersaksischwordoftheday .
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