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Voices: Bieneke Berendsen, web linkEetSmakelijk, Joke Kalisvaart, duration: 7 min 15 sec

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Today, we will have a slightly different episode. Someone on the forum asked whether it would be possible to add more basic exercises to the podcast.. Well, forum members, your wish is our command so in no time, Joke recorded a few pronunciation drills. She will give you examples of long and short vowels and she will also count from one to twenty in Dutch. Well, if that is not basic I don't know what is! But that's not all you'll be listening to today. If you are practicing your Dutch G, you should not miss that EetSmakelijk is going to sing for you. EetSmakelijk made her debut in the podcast a couple of weeks ago and she has proved to be an expert in the Dutch G-sound. Quite impressive for a Canadian! [October 29, 2006]

Tongbrekers

[Bieneke]
De kat krabt de krullen van de trap.

Visser Frits vist frisse vissen; frisse vissen vist visser Frits!

De kok snijdt recht en de meid snijdt scheef.

De herbergier van de herberg hier herbergt een herbergier van de herberg daar.

Liesje leerde Lotje lopen langs de lange Lindelaan maar toen Lotje niet wou lopen toen liet Liesje Lotje staan.

Als achter vliegende vliegen vliegende vliegen vliegen, vliegen vliegende vliegen vliegende vliegen achterna.

Knap de knappe kapper knipt en kapt heel knap, maar de knecht van Knap de knappe kapper knipt en kapt nog knapper dan Knap de knappe kapper knipt en kapt.

Jeukt jouw jeukerige jeukneus net zoals mijn jeukerige jeukneus jeukt?
Tongue Twisters

[Bieneke]
The cat is scraping the curls off the stairs.

Fisherman Frits fishes for fresh fish; fresh fish is what fisherman Frits fishes for.

The cook cuts straight and the maid cuts skewed.

The taverner of the tavern here lodges a taverner of the tavern (over) there.

Liesje taught Lotje how to walk along the long Lime Tree Avenue but when Lotje refused to walk, Liesje left Lotje behind.

If behind flying flies, flying flies are flying, (then) flying flies are flying after flying flies.

Knap the skilled hairdresser cuts and styles very skillfully but the assistant of Knap the skilled hairdresser cuts and styles even more skillfully than Knap the skilled hairdresser cuts and styles.

Does your itchy itchy-nose itches just like my itchy itchy-nose itches?
Tot twintig tellen

[Joke]
En, twee, drie, vier, vijf, zes, zeven, acht, negen, tien, elf, twaalf, dertien, veertien, vijftien, zestien, zeventien, achttien, negentien, twintig.
Counting to twenty

[Joke]
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.
Lange en korte klinkers

[Joke]
a: kat, dak, dans
aa: raam, kaas, daar
e: pet, heg, mens
ee: beek, wees, peer
o: pot, dop, stok
oo: boot, rook, door
u: put, mus, kruk
uu: vuur, duur, muur
i: zin, kip, is
ie: lief, vies, dier
oe: koe, soep, moet
ij/ei: ijs, dijk, eind
au/ou: hout, kou, blauw
eu: neus, leuk, deur
ui: uit, tuin, huis
Long and short vowels

[Joke]
a: kat (cat), dak (roof), dans (dance)
aa: raam (window), kaas (cheese), daar (there)
e: pet (cap), heg (hedge), mens (human being)
ee: beek (pond), wees (orphan), peer (pear)
o: pot (jar), dop (cap, lid), stok (stick)
oo: boot (boat), rook (smoke), door (through)
u: put (well), mus (sparrow), kruk
uu: vuur (fire), duur (expensive), muur (wall)
i: zin (sentence), kip (chicken), is (is)
ie: lief (sweet), vies (dirty), dier (animal)
oe: koe (cow), soep (soup), moet (must)
ij/ei: ijs (ice), dijk (dike), eind (end)
au/ou: hout (wood), kou (cold), blauw (blue)
eu: neus (nose), leuk (nice), deur (door)
ui: uit (out), tuin (garden), huis (house)
Liedje

[EetSmakelijk]
Schip moet zeilen, scheepje ligt aan wal.
We zeilen, ja, we zeilen, ja, van een, twee, drie.
Song

[EetSmakelijk]
Ship must sail, (little) ship is docked.
We are sailing, yes, we are sailing, yes, in one, two, three.
Zie ook web linkwww.volksliedjes.nl voor meer Nederlandse volksliedjes. See also web linkwww.volksliedjes.nl for more Dutch folk songs (Dutch)

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