The Word list of the Dutch language
is a list of words in the correct official spelling
of the Dutch language
). It is officially established by the Dutch Language Union
(Nederlandse Taalunie), and is published in dictionary style. Because of the colour of its published form, it is better known as the Green Booklet
(het Groene Boekje). It differs from a dictionary in that it does not give the meanings of the words.
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Green Booklet is published by Sdu
in the Netherlands
. It is available in a paper edition and on CD-ROM
at a fee; the Dutch Language Union offers a free official . The latest edition was released on October 15, 2005.
The first publication was in 1954. A revised word list was not released until 1990. The most recent publication was in 2005, and is effective since August 1, 2006.
In 1994 the committee of Ministers of the Dutch Language Union decided that the wordlist of the Green Booklet will be updated every ten years. The 2005 edition is also the first time that Surinamese Dutch
words have been included, about 500 of them were added as was agreed upon when Suriname
joined the Language Union in January 2005.
The Green Booklet should not be confused with the Green dictionary
, which is also a publication of Sdu
The Green Booklet has been criticised in recent years because of its complicated rules such as the rules on how to use an -n between... Read More