Diphthongs

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Palle
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Diphthongs

Post by Palle » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:59 am

Hello.

I was wondering if any of you guys could point me in the direction of a website or some kind of resource that explains the pronunciation of Dutch diphthongs. I know the 2 letter ones like eu,ui and au, but i have no clue on how to pronounce the 3 letter ones like nieuw, blauw and aai.
Would be nice to have a complete list of all the diphthongs.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Diphthongs

Post by Joke » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:48 am

This website has exactly what you need: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Spell ... ciation.12

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