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Belgian would be Flemish, that is more like a Dutch dialect. I find Dutch (and Flemish) numbers to be similar to German. Same rules, similar pronunciation.

To stay on topic:
Some say that Dutch language was created when a drunken English sailor tried speaking German.
 

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Belgian would be Flemish, that is more like a Dutch dialect. I find Dutch (and Flemish) numbers to be similar to German. Same rules, similar pronunciation.
Happily, in Belgium, there is less of this nonsense. No offense intended to L’académie! In Belgian French they are called the following:
70 = septante;
71 = septante et un;
72 septante deux, etc.
80 = quatre-vingt, Zut!

For some reason this is still how you say 80 in Belgian French.
90 = nonante;
91 = nonante et un;
92 = nonante deux, etc.
 
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Belgian would be Flemish, that is more like a Dutch dialect. I find Dutch (and Flemish) numbers to be similar to German. Same rules, similar pronunciation.

I speak Dutch and I assure you 100% that despite what Belgians and Dutch will say, Flemish and Dutch are 100% the same language! Just the accent changes, and a few words choices. But grammar and vocabulary overlap 99.9%.

To stay on topic:
Some say that Dutch language was created when a drunken English sailor tried speaking German.

The best definition of Dutch I ever heard is that it is "party german" LoL
 

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Happily, in Belgium, there is less of this nonsense. No offense intended to L’académie! In Belgian French they are called the following:
70 = septante;
71 = septante et un;
72 septante deux, etc.
80 = quatre-vingt, Zut!

For some reason this is still how you say 80 in Belgian French.
90 = nonante;
91 = nonante et un;
92 = nonante deux, etc.
Why not throw in a bit of "Swiss French" - "huitante" for 80 if you don't want to become an unwilling participant in an arithmetic class with the quatre-vingt nonsense?

Whatever happened to Esperanto ?

Anyway - According to a clever man living in googlecloud:

To count French in France from 0 to 99, you have to know 25 words and 5 rules.
To count in French from 0 to 99 in Belgium, you need to know 27 words and 3 rules.
To count in French in Switzerland from 0 to 99, you need to know 28 words and 2 rules.
 
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Why not throw in a bit of "Swiss French" - "huitante" for 80 if you don't want to become an unwilling participant in an arithmetic class with the quatre-vingt nonsense?

Whatever happened to Esperanto ?

Anyway - According to a clever man living in googlecloud:

To count French in France from 0 to 99, you have to know 25 words and 5 rules.
To count in French from 0 to 99 in Belgium, you need to know 27 words and 3 rules.
To count in French in Switzerland from 0 to 99, you need to know 28 words and 2 rules.
Esperanto was a pirates language...multi influence
I speak some thing like that with a tinge of Créole...true story btw
 

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I speak Dutch and I assure you 100% that despite what Belgians and Dutch will say, Flemish and Dutch are 100% the same language! Just the accent changes, and a few words choices. But grammar and vocabulary overlap 99.9%.



The best definition of Dutch I ever heard is that it is "party german" LoL
Hence the expression, talking Double Dutch ?
 

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Esperanto was a pirates language...multi influence
I speak some thing like that with a tinge of Créole...true story btw
Are you referring to the The Esperanto Opera Company's ripoff of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" performed at the British Esperanto Congress, Cheltenham, UK during Easter 1979 called The Esperanto Pirates?

If so, it's not an actual Pirate's language I think, they mainly just swapped out sane English words for Esperanto gobbledegook (and the whole thing overrun by 90 minutes it seems)

Anyway - Mi havas belan amason da kokosoj
True story btw.
 
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Are you referring to the The Esperanto Opera Company's ripoff of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" performed at the British Esperanto Congress, Cheltenham, UK during Easter 1979 called The Esperanto Pirates?

If so, it's not an actual Pirate's language I think, they mainly just swapped out sane English words for Esperanto gobbledegook (and the whole thing overrun by 90 minutes it seems)

Anyway - Mi havas belan amason da kokosoj
True story btw.

Holy crap was esperanto such a big thing in Britain? Back home in Italy is like a thing that only few nerds know.
 

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So it's not just me... I'm looking at the latest posts trying to figure out what is going on... And I'm not even drunk...
 

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I speak Dutch and I assure you 100% that despite what Belgians and Dutch will say, Flemish and Dutch are 100% the same language! Just the accent changes, and a few words choices. But grammar and vocabulary overlap 99.9%.



The best definition of Dutch I ever heard is that it is "party german" LoL
 
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