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