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How to pronounce Y in Dutch

Help? 2 of my friends have names with Y in, Nych and Ryujin, and I need to find out how to pronounce them.

4 years ago

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If you go to http://www.nijntje.nl you can hear a lot of times the Dutch pronunciation of 'ij'

4 years ago

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Thank you very much for the link.

4 years ago

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It's pronounced the way you say the name of the letter 'a'. (ay, eigh) http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=SpellingAndPronunciation.03

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That's not quite correct. The ij/ei sound doesn't exist in English. It is like saying the "e" in "egg" and then "ee" in tree. For example, "zijn" is pronounced as /zɛin/.

Nijgh is pronounced as /nɛix/. Ryujin doesn't look like a Dutch name to me so I don't know how to pronounce it.

4 years ago

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Thank you!

4 years ago
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