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Actress Truus van Aalten (1910-1999).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Instead of Geertruida, I would use Gertrude or Gertrudis in the description of Truus, because those two names were much more commonly used in the Netherlands (also, Truus was quite often used as a short form of those names as well). Geertruida was mostly used in the north, while Gertrude and Gertrudis were used in the entire country.

Also, Truus is not a diminutive, but rather a short form or a pet form. If it were a diminutive, it should have had a diminutive suffix, such as in Truusje.

Last but not least, Truus is and has also often been used in Limburgish. The Limburgish pronunciation of the name is the same as the Dutch pronunciation.
Lucille  10/18/2008
Dutch pronunciation is TRUYS (uy like in the French 'rue'). [noted -ed]
X-Mar  1/31/2006

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