Dutch Phonology

Dutch Phonology

Get translators in over 200+ languages anywhere in Nigeria. Call our hotline: 0706-816-2137.

We are a network of certified translators in Lagos, Nigeria under the corporate entity of Directline. We provide trusted translation services in Lagos Nigeria as the international  base of our translation services. We also extend our services to all the 36 states and West African sub-region. We believe in Human translations and engage highly proficient translators on our platform.

Consonants

Unlike other Germanic languages, Dutch doesn’t have phonological aspiration of consonants.[100] Like most Germanic languages, the Dutch consonant system did not undergo the High German consonant shift and has a syllable structure that allows fairly complex consonant clusters. Dutch also retains full use of the velar fricatives that were present in Proto-Germanic, but lost or modified in many other Germanic languages. Dutch has final-obstruent devoicing: at the end of a word, voicing distinction is neutralised and all obstruents are pronounced voiceless. For example, Dutch goede (̇‘good’) is /ˈɣudə/ but the related form goed is /ɣut/. Dutch shares this final-obstruent devoicing with German (the Dutch noun goud is pronounced [ɣɑut], the adjective gouden is pronounced [ɣɑudə(n)], like the German noun Gold, pronounced [ɡɔlt], adjective golden, pronounced [ɡɔldn] vs English gold and golden, both pronounced with [d].)

Voicing of pre-vocalic initial voiceless alveolar fricatives occurs, although less in Dutch than in German (Dutch zeven, German sieben with [z] versus English seven and Low German seven with [s]), and also the shift /θ/ → /d/. Dutch shares only with Low German the development of /xs/ → /ss/ (Dutch vossenossen and Low German VösseOssenversus German FüchseOchsen and English foxesoxen), and also the development of /ft/ → /xt/ though it is far more common in Dutch (Dutch zacht and Low German sachtversus German sanft and English soft, but Dutch kracht versus German Kraft and English craft).

Contact Us

CALL SUPPORT: Quick helpline-081-4571-5781, 070-6129-8701,

EMAIL SUPPORT: directline.translations@gmail.com, info@translators-in-lagos-nigeria

LOCATION: 1st Floor, Gafunk House, 7 Afizman drive, Anifowoshe Street, Ikeja Lagos

Suite 203, 2nd Floor Obum Place, Plot 1140 No 16 Ademola Adetokunbo crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

Our Offices

You can reach us from anywhere around the word or Pop into our offices in Lagos & Abuja

Other locations

We are reachable from any location around the world

24/7 Online service can attend to your need across the world

directline.translations@gmail.com

+1 650-253-0000

Lagos, Nigeria

Head Office

First Floor, GAFUNK House, 7, Afisman Drive , Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos

directline.translations@gmail.com

08145715781, 07061298701

Abuja Office

Other Office

Suite 203, 2nd Floor Obum Place, Plot 1140 No 16 Ademola Adetokunbo crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

directline.translations@gmail.com

08145715781, 07061298701

The perfect Translation services for you

We deliver accurate translations with the fastest turn-around time.

A valuable experience only DIRECTLINE clients can enjoy a variety of domestic and international premium services for free. We take confidentiality and security issues very seriously. All translations remain confidential

Copyright @ 2020 Design by Directline