The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched!

The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched!

The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is released! This app lets you discover various languages and different varieties of Frisian. You can also record and add spoken language yourself. Furthermore, the app and website allow you to discover and share knowledge about multilingualism within an online community, read blogs or play a language game. Great for language enthusiasts, language experts and teachers!

The project

The project “Stimmen fan Fryslân” (Voices of Fryslân) is one of the projects of Lân fan Taal for the European Capital of Culture 2018. Next year, Fryslân will become a real language laboratory! The partnership Lân fan Taal is an important part of this event. Throughout 2018, language will be celebrated with activities, artworks, performances, exhibitions and spatial installations in Leeuwarden and Friesland.

The Frisian language has many variants and dialects, like most languages in the world. In fact, almost everyone is multilingual to some degree. This is an intriguing phenomenon that the University of Groningen wants to investigate during the project Stimmen fan Fryslân. The goal of this project is to provide a snapshot of the linguistic landscape of Fryslân at the start of the 21st century. The project is inspired by the British project “Voices Recordings”, in which as many varieties as possible of British speech were recorded.

Dr. Nanna Haug Hilton, Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics at our Faculty of Arts, is the initiator of this project.

Watch the programme Hjoed on Omrop Fryslân

Want to know more?

Want to know more? Nanna tells you all about the project in the programme Hjoed of Omrop Fryslân. Also make sure to visit the Stimmen website and most importantly: download the Stimmen app for iOS: or in Google Play:!