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How do you pronounce G, Sch, and Ch in Dutch?

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March 14, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ictram

A nice website, I now learned that apparently you're not supposed to pronounce the CH in SCHR even though I'm Dutch myself :p

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emak02

Dat wist ik ook niet xD Spreek het altijd uit met de ch erbij.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

Obviously there are regional differences and the website should only be used as a general guide. Some people will pronounce the ch in schr, and some will argue that that is the proper way to pronounce it, though at the same time there are many people that don't pronounce it.

Anyway, for people learning Dutch it's probably something they shouldn't worry about, for natives it can be a point of discussion like it has been for a long time like this article shows: http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_taa011193401_01/_taa011193401_01_0070.php

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

See this Wikipedia article. Note that the pronunciation of Dutch G and CH can be dialect-dependent: see this Wikipedia article for details on which sound is spoken where.

March 14, 2016
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