Episode 8: A peculiar languageFirst aired: Tuesday, 23 February 2016 at 17.32 hours
The inhabitants of Frisian cities Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Harlingen, Bolsward, Sneek, Sloten and Franeker speak it: City Frisian or Stedsk, a particular variant of Frisian. Or is it more related to Dutch after all?
We dive back in time to investigate where this particular language developed with help from language researchers Pieter Duijff and Reitze Jonkman. The initial question appears to conceal centuries of scientific discussion. Will this be settled for once and all? You’ll find out in Qwestie van Tijd!