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Goei

Is goei and actual official word, or just "slang" / an alternate pronunciation and spelling of goed based on dialect?

On the Minecraft server I play on, most people write goei instead of goed, and Google Translate wouldn't translate it for me. Are they the same word?

3 years ago

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It's less formal, and normally only used in the -e form: "goeie" (for goede), not "goei" by itself (barring possible slang and dialect use -- I may be out of date on it). Same for rood: rode/rooie. Intervocalic D can disappear in Dutch, with varying use by time/formality/preference: leder/leer, weder-/weer-, mede-/mee- moeder/moer, neder/neer, veder/veer, teder/teer, enz.

3 years ago

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Goei is used in Flemish slang, een goei means a good one (e.g. commenting on a joke), see this example.

3 years ago

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From what I can tell it's only used as an adjectve, eg. 'de goeie kant op gaan' - going in the right direction.

3 years ago

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Yeah that's what I mean. Goed is an adjective, so wouldn't they be interchangeable, if they are the same word?

3 years ago

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It's only ever used as an alternate spelling of 'goede'.'Goei' itself doesn't meant anything - unless you're from Brabant in which case it means 'a good one'.

3 years ago
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