I guess that I still don't understand how one chooses Wij over We in this sentence. I see the use of stressed Wij in spoken Dutch when the speaker makes it clear, but in written Dutch how do you know whether the word should be stressed or not? If the point is that there are five papers or more, it seems to me that the last part of the sentence is the stressed part rather than the subject. Can anyone clarify this for me?
They are not!
- They are spelled differently
- They are pronounced differently
- They aren't always interchangeable
So pretty clear that they are the same word. However they can both be use as the 3rd person plural. Just not both in every case. In some cases you can only use wíj and not we.
This is explained 5-10 times on average in each thread (though finally the questions are getting less. (And the questions about en and een have stopped!) ) so by now you should really know when to use which.
I only heard the woman's voice and she makes a sort vvvwijf sound. That is not how you would usually pronounce it. We use the same initial consonant sound as in english. So an f
Actually I tested it, it is exactly the same. If I make the initial sound and don't continue yet, you can't tell which it is gonna be a dutch orbenglish five.
(Interestingly five is actually pronounced like /faɪv/ so there is a j sound after the i. An dutch writes it with i j but uses a more single vowel sound (there is a slight j in there)
Ps this doesn't mean the guy got it right, he often mucks it up more than the girl. (She mainly has vvvv and zzz issues)