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In the meaning go by boat the preterit is only voer not vaarde —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 2007-08-03T22:15:12.

Thanks. Is there a different definition with the preterit form vaarde? Rod (A. Smith) 01:34, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Both "voer" and "vaarde" exist. "Voer" is more archaic, while "vaarde" is a more recent form. This is independent on the definition. David 12:37, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Nope that is not true. This is from the official Groene Boekje [1](legal spelling standard:)
va·ren2, (onwennig voorkomen, niet meevallen), ww., vaarde , vaar·de, gevaren , ge·va·ren
varen3 va·ren3, (andere bett.), ww., voer , voer, gevaren , ge·va·ren

Translation: vaarde only occurs in the unusual meaning of to fare (How did you fare?) in all andere bett. (other meanings) the preterit is voer and nothing else. Jcwf 23:26, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks I added the alternate sense and its conjugation. Let me know if that still doesn't seem right. Rod (A. Smith) 00:32, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't know..Dutch people make many mistakes regarding their own language. Is that not noteworthy? For instance, I thought vaarde was the correct form of past tense varen with a boat. Mallerd 23:14, 15 May 2008 (UTC)