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You forgot to mention one vowel combination

You said they are 16 vowel combinations and you mention just 15. You forgot "ij" I guess :) Comparing your list with the one of the link you provide.

2 years ago

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Maybe it's because "ij" is sometimes considered to be only one letter (in the Netherlands, not in Belgium).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJ_(digraph)#Status

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maga2307

Thank you for your reply! :)

2 years ago

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"Vowel combinations consist of two or three different vowels that are pronounced more or less as one vowel." (http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=SpellingAndPronunciation.12%22)

So, "ij" cannot be the missing vowel combination, since "ij" is not a vowel combination at all, because "j" is not a vowel! Eventhough "ij" is included in the list referred to above. Still, the combination "ij" is considered to be a vowel.

2 years ago

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What I know is that when I first learned typing (about 15 years ago), the ij was a single key on the old typewriters. It was under then ; key. But when the ... well, I was late with computers, so when the second? wave of computers came on the market, the ij was expected to be written as an i and a j. Maybe this refelects a recent change of opinion among Dutch linguists as well?

2 years ago

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Hi! Could you please link to where this is, so that we could be possibly fix it?

2 years ago