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Tuesday, 24 April 2018


I chose Suske en Wiske for last night’s bedtime reading. It is a comic with a Tintin-like format. And it originated from the same part of the world, Belgium, as Herge (though by a different author). But the volume that I have is special. It’s been translated into various Limburgse dialects. A different dialect was used for each of the 6 main characters.

The incredible thing is that I can make out the meaning without properly knowing any of the words. For me they appear to be Scandinavian tongues but with a Dutch twist. No doubt the illustrations help also.

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