Middle Dutch is the forefather of modern Dutch, Flemish, and Afrikaans, dating around the Middle Ages up through part of the Renaissance. Polyglot Alexander Arguelles presents a series of videos to provide introductory overviews of the languages of the world. Working diachronically through various language families in turn, he demonstrates how to identify each language, translates a text sample to show how it works, and discusses its genetic affiliation and cultural context. Watch this video language tutorial and learn how to get a general linguistic overview of Middle Dutch.
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