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Historical Forms of Frisian

Frisian, like others languages, has changed over time.

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Modern Western Frisian and Old Frisian
 

top Modern Western Frisian

1) Wêr is myn keamer?

2) Wêr is it strân?

3) Wêr is de bar?

4) Reitsje my dêr net oan!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

See my Northern Frisian page for additional translations



top Old Frisian

Old Frisian was used between the 700s and the 1500s CE by settlers on the European North Sea coast (between the Rhine and Elbe rivers).

[the four essential travel phrases]

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Chart of Germanic languages over time



The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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