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Qwestie van tijd | Episode 8 | A peculiar language

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?

Qwestie van tijd

Episode 8: A peculiar language

First 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!

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About this program:

How did Bonifatius die and why does the Semslinie make a sudden weird kink? In Qwestie van Tijd we investigate major and minor mysteries of regional history.

In the search for answers our host Leonie Sinnema speaks with historians and other experts. And how well do people know the history of their hometown? Is it possible to unravel the the mysteries of history?