Tonyblack wrote: Sjoerd3000 wrote: Tonyblack wrote:
As you can see from the first post on this thread - I've got The Light Fantastic in Dutch - wish I could read it.
Maybe thats a good reason to learn Dutch
After all how hard can it be?
I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Dutch people and their command of European languages.
The British are terrible when it comes to learning languages - I don't know why. I used to feel embarrassed that so many Dutch people could speak excellent English and I could barely manage a word of Dutch.
Well one of the reasons that so many Dutch people speak English is that it is compulsory to choose
English as an examination subject at high school. Besides that Dutch is hardly a world language.
The English titles for the books I mentioned earlier are:
Thief of Time
The Fifth Elephant
The Colour of Magic
The Amazing Maurice & his Educated Rodents
Who has guessed one right?