Re: *oy vey*
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 12, 2002, 14:15|
En réponse à Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>:
> Theoretically, "f" is unvoiced, "w" is voiced, and "v"
> is somewhere in the middle.
Rather, in Standard Dutch and Southern dialects, f is a voiceless labiodental
fricative, v is a voiced labiodental fricative and w is a voiced labiodental
Practically, the "v"
> usually merges with one of the other two. Like Dirk's
> mother, my pronunciation is rather like /f/, since my
> Dutch was spoiled by living 13 years in Amsterdam :)
My Dutch is spoiled by the Brabants pronunciation of my friend :)) . Luckily,
it's one of the softest you can find :)) .
> BTW, it's remarkable how many threads end up in a
> discussion about the Dutch language :)))
Indeed! As I said, it's seems to be fashionable currently :)) (or maybe the
number of active members knowing Dutch in some way or another is quite
high :)) ).
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.