|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2002, 7:32|
--- Christophe wrote:
> But that's the main problem. Most Dutch people pronounce [N] only at
> the end of a word. Cases like |koningin| are an exception to that rule.
That's not true! Just look at common words like "zingen", "lange",
> The report I'm referring to was done in The Hague, Amsterdam and
> Rotterdam :))) . The pronunciations I heard in that report ranged
> from [konigin] to [koniniN] passing by [koniNgin].
Yeah, but then you speak about dialects. An Amsterdammer would probably
say [kAun@xIn'] or something alike.
> But there were still people who could pronounce it without a problem.
> But the whole point is that even the ones who pronounced it correctly
> were not sure that they were pronouncing it OK, and admitted it to be a
> difficult word.
> > Or is it just that some people might find it hard to pronounce a [N]
> > between two [n]'s?
> The speech therapist that was interviewed for that report was basically
> saying that, but added that the anomalous place of [N] in the middle of
> the word was an aggravating point.
I see nothing abnormal about [N] in the middle of word. See above.
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