I know that: a) English has no right to criticize Dutch on this, and b) we too have a ton of unchanged French words. But why does Dutch have these strange orthographic rules like cultuur and not kultuur?
My Dutch boyfriend told me it depends of the origin of the word. If it's of latin origin, it's with c. If not, k.
Because whe have taken alot from Germany and changed it a little. To be honest whe are just a hard language to learn