batavophone

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From Batavo- + -phone.

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batavophone (plural batavophones)

  1. A Dutch speaker; a person who speaks the Dutch language.
    • 1989. Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana. Studia Rosenthaliana, Vol. 23. page 179.
      In addition, the translations, especially from Dutch, are not always felicitous, so that the Batavophone reader, to obtain comprehension, is often obliged to refer in his mind's eye to his and the authors' native words.
    • 2009. Bruce Fraser and Ken Turner. Language in life and a life in language. Emerald Group Publishing. page 540.
      My thesis... got a lot of praise from my advisor, who even wanted to see it published in the Batavophone Jesuits' scholarly quarterly.

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