een beetje in speaking dutch

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een beetje in speaking dutch

Post by julius28 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:03 pm

hi, I just cant understand why some dutch people keep saing een beetje with ch at the end and not tcje like cheese is it the same word???
first sounds like enbeetche and second enbeejcje eith that cheese c at the end...its like enbeetche..with che at the end
I cant get it.. please someone explain this to me..

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Re: een beetje in speaking dutch

Post by ngonyama » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:19 pm

It is more a palatal [c] "tj" than an alveolopalatal [tʃ] "tsj" if that is what you mean. It is not a 'wet' sound: there is no 's' element in it.

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Re: een beetje in speaking dutch

Post by Bert » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:34 pm

In Belgium you can hear "een beetsje" as well (like in "Tsjechië").

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