In the Netherlands...?
What would a young Victorian-era girl call her parents? I mean a ten year old girl, from circa 1830 - 1880. For example, would she call her mother "mom" or "mama"? Or something else entirely? Thank you.
- WillekeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If speaking ABN (general Dutch, not dialect) I guess Mamma, Mammie, Moeder, or Ma, and formal way of address, so U rather than jij, same as when you address someone with Mrs.
But the language Dutch is changing very often and very much, and it would also depend on social status and local customs.Source(s): I am Dutch, native speaker, but I am not a linguistic specialist.
- IrishVTLv 61 decade ago
Moeder is mother though I'm not sure what slang would've been used then, if any at all.
- 1 decade ago
I think in that time it would be MOEDER (translated MOTHER) mama etc came after that...Source(s): I am dutch