Denseman on the Rattis

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Very little Frisian

My Frisian clogs
Originally uploaded by Jetske19

I’ve been exploring Leeuwarden/Ljowert (the capital of Friesland) for most of the afternoon.

I must say I’m disappointed.

Apart from a few engraved poems, a couple of restaurant menus, and the name of the regional council, I have not found anything written in Frisian.

I thought the language was coƶfficial with Dutch here, so I had expected tons of bilingual signs and informal stuff only in the language, just like you would see in Catalonia or the Basque Country.

But there’s more Gaelic in Glasgow than Frisian in Leeuwarden!

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