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Zeelandic in the area where Dutch is spoken


Zealand +‎ -ic

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The dialect of Danish spoken in Zealand, island in the North Sea.
    • 1993, Lars S. Vikør, The Nordic Languages: Their Status and Interrelations, page 44:
      This "Danish" in fact reflected local dialects; a standard language did not yet exist. But a certain dominance of Zealandic forms is visible already in the late Middle Ages: the administrative, ecclesiastical and commercial center of Denmark lay on Zealand (Roskilde, Copenhagen), and a Zealandic chancery style (inspired by German and Latin syntax) was developing.
    • 2013, Gudmund Schutte, Our Forefathers - Volume 2, →ISBN, page 391:
      Here it seems natural to pay attention to some North-east Zealandic names ending in -rum, viz. Wigarum, AEsarum (and Niartherum ?).
    • 2009, Janet Duke, The development of gender as a grammatical category:
      ...the extent of the deflectional changes varies among the dialects, Jutish always having gone the furthest, Scanian always the most conservative, with Zealandic taking an intermediate position.
  2. Alternative spelling of Zeelandic, a language spoken in Zeeland, province of the Netherlands.
    • 1998, Philip Baker, ‎Adrienne Bruyn, St. Kitts and the Atlantic Creoles, page 412:
      In Zealandic Dutch ben- is the stem for the present tense for all persons except for 3SG (is).
    • 2009, A. Th Bouwman, ‎Bart Besamusca, Of Reynaert the Fox, →ISBN, page 257:
      Within Middle Dutch we can distinguish five large dialect groups: Flemish (including Zealandic), sometimes subdivided into West and East Flemish, was spoken in the modern region ofWest and East Flanders (Ghent, Bruges, Courtray); Brabantian was the language of the area covered by the modern Dutch province of North Brabant and the Belgian provinces of Brabant and Antwerp; Hollandic was mainly used in the present day provinces of North and South Holland and parts of Utrecht, while the people in Limburg (now a part of the Netherlands and Belgium) communicated in the Limburgish dialect.
    • 2012, Hans den Besten, ‎Ton van der Wouden, Roots of Afrikaans: Selected Writings of Hans Den Besten, →ISBN:
      Zealandic has a southern lexicon and there is no trace of a partially southern lexicon in Afrikaans.


   See Zeelandic#Translations



Zealandic (comparative more Zealandic, superlative most Zealandic)

  1. Pertaining to the Danish island of Zealand.
    • 1972, Kaj Thaning (David Hohnen, translater), N.F.S. Grundtvig, page 11:
      At the same time he was able — outside the Church— to captivate entirely different audiences by discovering and exploiting the kind of language they understood and the subjects that appealed to them: students, artisans and, at political meetings, sometimes sailors and sometimes Zealandic farmers.
    • 2002, Martin Schwarz Lausten, A Church History of Denmark, page 27:
      But why had some Zealandic peasants suddenly become so involved in church discipline and more Gregorian than many Danish clerics of the time?
    • 2016, Ditlev Tamm, ‎Helle Vogt, The Danish Medieval Laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland, →ISBN:
      Districts are mentioned in a royal charter from 1085 by which King Knud IV (r.1080–1086; later canonized) donated land in a number of Scanian and Zealandic districts to the cathedral chapter of Lund.
  2. Pertaining to the central standard Danish dialect.