Re: Tildes on vowels (Erkenwald)

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Mon Aug 12 2002 - 13:05:09 EDT

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De: "David Possin" <>

> I am wondering if the statement on that web page "gh=German ich-laut"
> is applicable. Wouldn't Dutch "gh"-laut make more sense, like in "van
> Gogh"?

Could you explain how the Dutch "gh"-laut is different from the native Dutch

Isn't the "gh" in Van Gogh simply an older or a regional form ? (XVIth
century writes, for instance, eyghenschap or Nederlansche Spellijnghe (1550,
first book in Dutch on its spelling from Joos Lambrecht)).

P. Andries
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