Flemish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Flemish of or relating to Flanders or its people or language or culture "the Flemish population of Belgium","Flemish painters"
    • n Flemish one of two official languages of Belgium; closely related to Dutch
    • n Flemish an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Flemish Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Flemish Pertaining or native to Flanders, or pertaining to its people or their language; resembling the Flemings.
    • n Flemish Collectively, the people of Flanders; the Flemings.
    • n Flemish The language spoken by the Flemings. The Flemish language is a form of that Low German of which the Dutch is the type. The chief external difference between Dutch and Flemish is in the spelling, the spelling of Dutch having been reformed and simplified in the present century, while Flemish retains in great part the archaic features of sixteenth-century spelling.
    • Flemish To coil, as a rope, in a Flemish coil. See coil, n.
    • Flemish To make a quivering movement of the tail: said of a dog; to feather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Flemish flem′ish of or belonging to the Flemings or people of Flanders, or their language
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. Vlaamsch.

Usage

In literature:

One can not help wondering at the indiscriminate manner in which French and Flemish names are used in this corner of the world.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
Most of that early glass was made by Flemish refugees who had fled to England to escape religious persecution.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
Elizabeth of England had extended a welcome to thousands of Flemish traders.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Lucas spoke to him in Flemish to explain his own return with the English prentice.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He was so long about this that when he came on deck the operations were concluded, and the men were flemishing down the ropes.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The idea must be Flemish!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
From Flemish, French, German, Italian, and even Spanish cities merchants came over as traders.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
They are then eaten like asparagus in the Flemish fashion, with melted butter and the yolk of eggs.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
There was something so novel, so sleepy, so harmless, so mediaeval, in the Flemish life, that it soothed him.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
It seemed curious being amongst inhabitants many of whom understood no French, but only talked Wallon or Flemish.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
Began under unknown Flemish painter; influenced by the Vivarini and Bellini.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
It also has the silence of the little Flemish towns, with their streets without carriages or wayfarers.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
But both Mary and her Flemish adviser were anxious to see them leave the country as quickly as possible.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
He was dressed in antique Flemish garb, a furred Burgomaster cap was on his head, and he held in his hands a black volume with clasps of brass.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
I must pull up my Flemish out of my brains.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
To her the situation was the supreme moment of a life; to him it was passionless as the betrothal piece in a Flemish window.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Other scenes there were: noble dames, sitting on Flemish palfreys, and watching the flight of the merlin hawk.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The earlier Flemish refugees found a home in the Cinque Ports.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
It might have been Flemish.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
A royal banquet was prepared, and the Flemish gunners were to give a specimen of their craft from the battlements.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
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In poetry:

Say, shall I to you Flemish church,
And at a Popish altar kneel?
Oh, do not leave me in the lurch,—
I'll cry, ye patron-saints of Lille!
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray
“This to Picardy’s trusty warder
France calls first for his loyal sword,
The Flemish spears are across the border,
And all is lost if they win the ford.”
"Sir Hugo's Choice" by James Jeffrey Roche
Swift as bowstring speeds a shaft,
Through the camp was spread the rumor,
And the soldiers, as they quaffed
Flemish beer at dinner, laughed
At the Emperor's pleasant humor.
"The Emperor's Bird's-Nest. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thus dreamed I, as by night I lay
In Bruges, at the Fleur-de-Ble,
Listening with a wild delight
To the chimes that, through the night
Bang their changes from the Belfry
Of that quaint old Flemish city.
"Carillon" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is a vale in the Flemish land,
A vale once fair to see,
Where under the sweep of the sky's wide arch,
Though winter freeze or summer parch,
The stately poplars march and march,
Remembering Lombardy.
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard
There is a vale in the Flemish land
Where the lengthening shadows spread
When day, with crimson sandals shod,
Goes home athwart the mounds of sod
That cry in silence up to God
From the valley of the dead!
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard

In news:

Before it was French or Flemish, the name was a Viking word for "wharf" or "embark-ment".
The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering DNV provided a market forecasting study, a regulatory analysis and modelled the LNG supply logistics.
Located in Zwalm, a municipality in Belgium's Flemish province of East Flanders, Calypso Event Production provides sound for a variety of applications, including corporate functions, theatre shows, and outdoor events.
Beyond its art and architectural treasures, the Belgian city of Ghent is famed as a center of traditional Flemish cuisine.
Flemish writer Paul Mennes spent two months in Pittsburgh this summer as part of a cultural exchange.
Now, Bart De Wever, the leader of a Flemish separatist party, is running for mayor with plans to use the city as a base for breaking away from Belgium.
The Flemish painter Hans Memling (circa 1435-1494) is primarily remembered today for his meticulously executed paintings of religious subjects in the style of Rogier van der Weyden, with whom he is thought to have studied.
Paula Angerstein's Flemish chicken recently won the Meals on Wheels recipe contest.
Why did Rubens's star apprentice and heir apparent leave his native Antwerp for a life spent largely on non-Flemish soil.
You'll see them outfitted in wimples based on Flemish garb of the 14th century, their faces awash with pasty white and glittery sprays of vivid makeup, taking up names that simultaneously mock and empower.
Belgian elections a test of Flemish separatists.
The contrast between creating art and building a community, and passion and pretension, is at the center of this beautiful, ink-wash Flemish import.
Here they are with Flanders, a Flemish giant rabbit and an animal ambassador at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
But madrigals by Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso, with their more intimate storytelling vibe, are suited for smaller venues — like, say, the living room of New York Polyphony bass Craig Phillips.
The Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication (VIGC) has launched an image-based "Quality Perception Benchmarking" service.
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In science:

The task we address in this paper consists of generating phonemic representations reflecting the Flemish and Dutch pronunciations of a word on the basis of its orthographic representation (which in turn is based on the actual speech recordings).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The task is complicated by the fact that these pronunciation representations should reflect either Flemish (the variant of Dutch spoken in the North of Belgium) or Dutch pronunciation, depending on the origin of different parts of the corpus.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
First, we investigate the level of accuracy that can be obtained using various machine learning techniques trained on two available lexical databases containing examples of the pronunciation of Flemish and Dutch.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The training data for our experiments consists of two lexical databases representing Dutch and Flemish.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Fonilex is a list of more than 200,000 word forms together with their Flemish pronunciation.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
These double transcriptions only appear in The training data for the text-to-pronunciation experiments are two corpora, representing the Northern Dutch and Flemish variants.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Training two single classifiers on lexical databases containing examples of the pronunciation of Dutch and Flemish, respectively, using memorybased learning. 2.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Flemish) can help boost performance on a different but similar task (Dutch).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
In this section we reported research on the generation of a maximally accurate phonemic representation for both Dutch and Flemish reflecting the pronunciation of a given word on the basis of its orthographic representation.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Moreover, they can be used to adapt pronunciation databases for Dutch automatically to Flemish and vice versa.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The task is to learn how to transform Celex representations into Fonilex representations (i.e., translate Dutch pronun/i:/ // NEXT 1 OR 2 OR 3 PHON /e:/ ciation to Flemish pronunciation).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
It is indeed possible to reliably ‘translate’ Dutch into Flemish.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
OR 2 PHON STAART” which can be read as “/x/ “gelijkaardig” (Eng.: “equal”), for example, we find changes into /G/ in case of a word beginning one or tive in Flemish.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The most frequent difference at the vowel level between Dutch and Flemish concerns the use of a lax with tense, but also with lax vowels in Fonilex.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The same discrepancies are found in the transcriptions made by Flemish sub jects in the Dutch transcription experiments described in Gillis (1999).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
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