- Besides, any genetic tree that places English more than one node away from Frisian is too arbitrary to be credible.
- About half of Friesland's 600,000 residents speak both Dutch and Frisian.
- No one is demanding that English-speaking Americans be forced to learn Navajo, any more than anyone is demanding that the Dutch of Amsterdam learn Frisian.
- Since the 19th century, Frisian has revived as a literary language.
- Other national examples include the return of Gaelic to schools in Scotland and Wales, school courses in Northern Italy in Friulian, Dutch radio broadcasts in Frisian, and Finnish broadcasts in Saami.
- In the Netherlands, Frisian, Turkish, and Arabic are also spoken.
- The story of Ostrogothic exemplifies what we have already lost; the story of Frisian exemplifies what we can still save.
- It is the language in everyday use everywhere but in Friesland, where ancient Frisian is spoken.
2(person)frisón masculinefrisona feminine
- The western portion was inhabited by the Batavians and became part of a Roman province; the eastern portion was inhabited by the Frisians.
- Between his arrival in 718 and his murder by pagans in 754, Boniface preached among the Frisians, Germans, and Franks, setting up a see at Mainz.
- Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Frisians who settled in England were still imbued with the traditional freedom of primitive German society.
- In Friesland, the Frisians enjoy some unique pastimes around the canals.
- The Crusaders were to assemble in Italy in 1217 and set out from there, but the Frisians were late arriving, and the army had to wait out the winter.
- The Angles, Saxons, Danes, Frisians and other invaders intermarried with the existing Romano-British Celts, Romans, Jutes, Gauls, Greeks and Lombards.
- This would suggest the Frisians, English and Scots are similar, but that they differ from the Welsh and Irish.
- Since World War II, Frisians have been moving out of Friesland and have become scattered among the majority population, while the Dutch have been moving in.
- A Frisian fleet arrived in 1218, and it was John and the Frisians who decided to attack at Damietta.
- Like other Dutch people, the Frisians wear modern Western-style clothing for both casual and formal occasions.
- An attempt is made to heal the long-standing feud between the Danes and the Frisians by the marriage of the Frisian king Finn to Hildeburh.
- The Frisians live in Friesland, one of the Netherlands' northern provinces.
- At this time a deep rift developed between the Frisians in West-Friesland and the counts of Holland.
- With both tribes depleted through war, Finn offered peace between the Danes and the Frisians, and an equal division of property and wealth.
- Most historians accept this background, with the later addition of Frisians.
- Most of the Frisians now went home, greatly angering the others.
- The Frisians, who were already sufficiently competent seamen, were known for their extensive trade.
- The first group actually to set out consisted of Flemings, Frisians and English.
- Such trade was dominated by the traditionally seafaring races such as the Frisians and Scandinavians.
- The overwhelming sense I came away with was that the Frisians are proud of being Frisian and Dutch and are comfortable in their dual identity.