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"De speler heeft de bal gegooid."

Translation:The player has thrown the ball.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nitric666

Do Dutch speakers actually differentiate between t and d sounds at the end of words? The d at the end of gegooid here sounded distinctly like a t to me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gerda82
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You noticed correctly. In Dutch, we do not differentiate between t and d sounds at the end of words: it is always pronounced as a t. This has got to do with the difference between voiced (such as a d) and voiceless (such as a t) consonants. Dutch devoices all hard consonants at the end of words.

For more information, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_phonology#Final_devoicing_and_assimilation

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenLee-Rod

Do gehoord and gegooid sound very similar?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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To me, they don't.

  • Gehoord: /ɣəˈhɔːrt/
  • Gegooid: /ɣəˈɣoːjt/ (something like that; I made the IPA on my own ^^')
2 years ago