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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM
jongbj jongbj is offline
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Originally Posted by bstaples
The names of the current vista class of ships were named after the points of the compass.
OOSTER = EAST
ZUIDER = SOUTH
WESTER= WEST
NOOR = NORTH
Actually:
NOORD = NORTH

But that would result in NOORDDAM which is pronounced more difficult (noord-dam) as NOORDAM. Therefore Noorddam would become Noordam quickly in Dutch.
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