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Would like to know which are the consonants in Dutch language? In articulatory phonetics, the Dutch consonant is actually a speech sound that is articulated with total or perhaps partial closure of the vocal system. The word consonant can be employed to relate to a letter of a Dutch alphabet that signifies a consonant sound. Learn More

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Dutch Consonants in Alphabet

blike 'b' in "bed"
clike 'c' in "can" (k) or the 'c' in "certain" (s)
chlike 'ch' in Scottish "loch"
dlike 'd' in "do"
flike 'f' in "feel"
gvoiced 'ch'-sound
hlike 'h' in "have"
jlike 'y' in "you"
klike 'k' in "kilo"
llike 'l' in "low"
mlike 'm' in "man"
nlike 'n' in "no"; often dropped at the end of words
plike 'p' in "pet"
qlike 'q' in "quick"
reither like the Scottish 'r'/ Spanish 'rr' or like the French 'r' but from the back of the throat
slike 's' in "say"
sjlike 'sh' in "she"
tlike 't' in "top"
vlike 'v' in "vein"
wlike 'w' in "we"
xlike 'x' in "axe"
ylike 'y' in "yes"
zlike 'z' in "zoo"

Dutch Diphthongs in Alphabet

au, oulike 'ow' in "how"
eeuwlike 'a' in "day" and substituting the 'y'-sound at the end with a 'w'-sound
ei, ijlike 'ay' in "say"
ieuwlike 'ea' in "sea" followed by a 'w'-sound
uilike 'i' in "sir" followed by a 'w'-sound.

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