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Netherlands

為什麼Netherlands字尾

要加s?

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  • 延德
    Lv 6
    2 decades ago
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    英文中複數形的 Netherlands 其實是個古老的用語, 表示在荷蘭尚未統一之前, 國家是由多個不同區域組成. 英文 Netherland 這個字是由荷語 Nederland (低窪地) 衍生出來的. 參照下文:The plural "Netherlands" is actually an archaic term, referring to the time when it was a collection of regions that were not yet fully united. In The Netherlands itself the country is called Nederland (literally meaning "low land"), the people are called Nederlanders ("Dutch" in English) and the language is called Nederlands (again, "Dutch" in English). The English word "Dutch" is akin to the German word Deutsch, which originally meant "(Language) of the (common) people" in contrast with the medieval elite who spoke Latin. An old term for the language of The Netherlands is Diets or Nederdietsch. All these terms derive from what in Latin was known as Theodisca, from Germanic *Þeudiskaz.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 decades ago

    It is more than just how it is named or spelled.Netherlands 字尾 加s 其實是個過時的稱呼~~稱呼以前還未統一時~境內有好幾個地區的荷蘭~現在統一了~其實用 Netherland 才對~Netherland 意思就是 low land (低窪地)以下提供參考~The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland - approximate pronunciation: /"ne:dərland/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). The Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch, located in northwestern Europe. It borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.In many countries, the Netherlands is often referred to by the name Holland, although this usage is incorrect. Also, the English plural form 'the Netherlands' is a remnant from times when the country was not yet independent and united. See below under 'naming conventions'.The name Holland is often, incorrectly, used for The Netherlands. The origin of the misnomer lies in the fact that Holland was the economic powerhouse during the time of the United Provinces (1581-1795). After the Napoleonic era, Holland became a mere province of the Kingdom and was split into North and South Holland in 1840. In some countries, however, embassies of The Netherlands use Holland as the name of the country they represent.Especially people from the southern provinces Limburg and North Brabant object to the use of the name Holland for The Netherlands. At the end of the Eighty Years' War that formed the Netherlands, these regions were made part of the new Republic, but the people had already returned to catholicism as a result of the Counter-Reformation, while the rest of the Netherlands, the ruling class in particular, had largely turned Calvinist.The plural "Netherlands" is actually an archaic term, referring to the time when it was a collection of regions that were not yet fully united. In The Netherlands itself the country is called Nederland (literally meaning "low land"), the people are called Nederlanders ("Dutch" in English) and the language is called Nederlands (again, "Dutch" in English). The English word "Dutch" is akin to the German word Deutsch, which originally meant "(Language) of the (common) people" in contrast with the medieval elite who spoke Latin. An old term for the language of The Netherlands is Diets or Nederdietsch. All these terms derive from what in Latin was known as Theodisca, from Germanic *Þeudiskaz.

    2005-08-14 09:22:23 補充:

    The Wiki encyclopedia 維基百科全書says so. I didn't say so, though I wish I could.

    Source(s): 維基
  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    Because that's how it's spelled. It's a name that decribes a region in Western Europe that is between Germany and Belgium.

    文心雕龍 - What do u mean Netherlands is an archiac term? The so-called plural "Netherlands" is not a plural of Netherland in English. Netherlands is a word by itself and is very much in use. Look up Netherland in a dictionary and see what you get. Even if you can find the word Netherland, its plural is not Netherlands. Netherlands is often called Holland, or should I call it "Hollands"?

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