ON PRONOUNCING DUTCH (short treatment)

In Dutch, like in most European languages, vowels are pronounced differently from English; and in Dutch, almost all consonants are voiced.

DutchGerman English French
a father
aa Wahr
au=ou laut loud
e hat
ee face
eu Köln leur
é é
è è
i tip
ie deep
ieuw new
oe u loop
u ü dûr
ui l'oeil
DutchGerman English French

ij=ei more to e than German ei or Engl ai
j is like Engl. consonant y

A more complete treatment of Dutch pronunciation

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