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"On whose horse?"

Translation:Op wiens paard?

3 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/melissaagterberg

Op wie zijn paard is ook fout, wordt wel gebruikt in nl..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charley_s2
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Ja, dat had ik ook, op wie zijn paard hoort ook goedgekeurd te worden.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VeronikaNie
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Would "op de paard van wie" also be correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KayP1603
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"op HET paard van wie?" would be possible if you'd put a lot of emphasis on wie. It would sound as if you were quite surprised or upset regarding the owner of the horse. DL suggestion is more neutral and formal.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gelaarsd_Schaap

Is "Op wier paard?" also marked correct? If not, it should be.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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That sounds pretty old-fashioned to me, it would immediately strike me as odd if anyone would use it. Also your link also mentions "dated". But maybe it is still commonly used in some regions/dialects?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gelaarsd_Schaap

On second thought, I am inclined to agree.

I think it is a shame 'wier' is in so little use today. I for one use it. It just adds this little bit of extra colour to the message.

I fear the advantages of accepting 'wier' (some extra understanding,aesthetic, ...) do not outweigh the disadvantages (added complexity, datedness, ...), here on Duolingo.

If there are dialects or regions in which it is in active use, I do not know them, but then again I do not know all that many dialects anyway.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Good luck in your "queeste" to keep "wier" from disappearing, the best way indeed is just to keep on using it. And maybe you can adopt the word here: http://www.belegenwoorden.nl

3 years ago