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"Wat een schattig baby'tje!"

Translation:What a cute little baby!

1 year ago

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The pronunciation used for "baby'tje" is throwing me a little. It sounds like he's saying "Baby-tyuh"... the "tyuh" sound is atypical of all the diminutives I'd learned so far where the tje has something of a "tschuh" sound --(sorry about spelling but phonetically that's about as close as I can make it. The tje in "biertje" would be an example of how differently they sound. Does that apostrophe make it have that different sound?

1 year ago

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It's because it's text-to-speech, which appears to have issues dealing with the apostrophe.

1 year ago

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Ahhh, thank you so much! Now for my clarification... does that mean it "should" have the typical tje ending sound when it is spoken? That way I'll know how it should actually be pronounced.

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Yes, in general tje is pronounced the same.

1 year ago

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What is the necessity of having the apostrophe in baby'tje as oppose to mannetje which doesnt have it?

8 months ago