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  • n. A Dutch sailing vessel.


From Dutch. (Wiktionary)



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  • Works for me. :-)

    December 19, 2007

  • Thanks, sarra! That's what I was looking for. Uselessness, it sounds more or less like "JOL-uk" on sarra's file. See what you think.

    December 19, 2007

  • Lazy OED!

    It's the middle word in this mp3 file: tjirpen, tjalk, tjokvol.

    December 19, 2007

  • Good question. I'm no Dutch master (har har), so I looked it up in the OED. This is what it says under "pronunciation":


    So...anyone familiar with the language?

    December 19, 2007

  • Pronounced like chalk, I wonder?

    December 19, 2007

  • Tjalk vessels were designed for use along the Dutch/French canals. Their low air draft and good maneuverability made them popular cruising vessels.

    December 18, 2007