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English with Dutch Accent Sample Lines and Words

by Kathy Maes, voice coach of the Denver Center Theatre Company

See also:
A Few Pointers and Examples
Kathy Maes's Formal Analysis of the Dutch Accent
Lines from Plays
Kathy's Words List

Key Phrase

All must put that book up and away this month. click to hear

Vowel Changes

1a. Sam was happy when he asked his family to answer the man. click to hear
1b. The erratic band manager was frantic and angered at the pamphlet that attacked the amateur standing of the talented young actress. click to hear

2a. Paul forgot he taught his adorable daughter to walk and talk. click to hear 2
2b. Lots of monsters want and watch or walk as they stalk their prey. click to hear

3. The good-looking cook took a good look at the butcher with the crooked foot, who stood near the wooden pulpit, his hand on the Good Book, his face full of sugary looks. click to hear

4. Once nothing but hungry destruction succeeded, the blood of dozens of other countries was the unutterable by-product. click to hear

5. The new duke arrived on Tuesday from Europe to view the assured troops. click to hear

6. I can't understand why Auntie is afraid of the ants on the path, can you? click to hear

Consonant Changes

1a. The very victorious caveman was tentative yet positive as he drove toward the grave. click to hear
1b. Lovely wives are very lively and resolve to love, not tentatively but positively. click to hear

2a. You have been ruthless, unfaithful, and uncouth, so spare me your breathless, mythful truths. click to hear
2b. The width, length, and breadth of the earth would take thwarted months and months to thread. click to hear

3. I cannot breathe smoothly; I need to bathe, and soothe my wounds, and withstand the pain. click to hear

4. There can be no mistake that they thought thee and thou would be there. click to hear

5a. Afraid, cold, and fatigued, we waded in the dark. click to hear
5b. The woodman admitted that he needed more hand-made wood windwipers. click to hear

6a. Babbling like a baby, Bobby grabbed at my watch fob and sobbed. click to hear
6b. His abdomen probably bubbled up with stabbing pains because he had imbibed too much. click to hear

7. The indignant witness was totally ignorant of the quagmired intrigue and struggled gallantly to be even vaguely cognizant of the pregnant circumstances. click to hear

8. Bees plus fleas, in twos and threes, gazed at the heavens as they buzzed their way through the leaves and tress. click to hear 2 3 trees

9. The beige Taj Mahal garage housed an entourage, a montage of antique rouge cars. click to hear 2

10. George urged the judge to acknowledge his pledge to discourage the young man's dangerous engagement. click to hear 2

11. It was absolutely a pity that he had to go to the city in such bitter weather. click to hear 2

12. Whether we as humans will ever learn where, when and why the accident occurred - or what caused it - is a question which Hugh may never be able to answer. click to hear 2 3

13. Which witch would you want to see and why would you want to wander with her? click to hear 2

14a. Hal and climb the hill and cry like hell because of his sore heel. click to hear 2
14b. Paul gave the doll to Molly to put on the pole but she threw it in the pool and couldn't pull it out. click to hear 2

15. In Februari, various absurd charaqcteristically bureaucratic representatives discussed the wider and irritable matter of early bird catching the worm. click to hear 2 3

Kathy's Words

"cat" words in American that are pronounced as the "ah" in "father" in Standard British:

staff, giraffe, laugh, laughter, draught, raft, craft, graft, daft, shaft, aft, haft, draft, after, rafter, Shaftesbury, calf, half, chaff, graph click to hear

path, lath, lather, rather click to hear

brass, class, glass, pass, clasp, grasp, rasp, gasp click to hear

blast, cast, fast, mast, aghast, last, past, contrast, vast, avast ask, bask, mask, flask, cask, task, alas, hasp, Basque, masque drastic, elastic, gymnastic click to hear

master, plaster, disaster, castor, pastor, nasty, disastrous, disaster, ghastly, castle click to hear

brass, class, glass, pass clasp, grasp, rasp, gasp, blast, cast, fast, mast, aghast, last, past, contrast, vast, avast ask, bask, mask, flask, cask, task, alas, hasp, Basque, masque drastic, elastic, gymnastic, master, plaster, disaster, castor, pastor, nasty, disastrous, disaster, gastly, castle, basket, casket, rascal, fasten, raspberry, pasty, enthusiastic, bastard, paschal, pastoral, masculine, masquerade, exasperate, blasphemy, masticate, Glasgow click to hear

dance, advance, chance, France, lance, glance, enhance, prance, trance, entrance (v.) grant, slant, aunt, chant, plant, advantage, vantage, chantry, supplant, enchant branch, blanch, ranch, stanch, stanchion, chancel, chancellor, Frances, Francis, lancet, Answer, demand, command, remand, slander, chandler, commando, Alexander, Sandra, Flanders shan't, can't, stance, askance, circumstantial, intransigent, substantial, Iran, Sudan, banana transit, transport, transfer, transform, transitory, transient, transept, click to hear

example, sample click to hear

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Don't be a dief (thief) / dievegge (female thief) - diefstal (theft) - stelen (to steal) - heler (dealer in stolen goods) - hear Dutch - 2