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LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of spiet +‎ -e- +‎ -lik

InterjectionEdit

spietelik

  1. expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow, sorry.
  2. Miens spietelik! Ich zoog neet det ich óp diener teen tratsjdje!
    I'm sorry! I didn't see that I was walking over your toe!

Usage notesEdit

Normally spietelik is used together with a personal pronoun in the genitive. I'm sorry therefore is miens spietelik or spietelik miens. It is also possible to say miens spiet or spiet miens, what means regret of mine.