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Re: Koningin

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", "bungelen", "hengel"...
> 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.
I'm surprised.
> > 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. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>