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[DUTCH] Just a few names

Posted: August 8th, 2018, 10:42 am
by ChuckW
Hi all. Just hit a section in a book I'm reading right now where I'm having some trouble. Could anyone here help me figure out how to pronounce some of the Dutch names mentioned here? Thanks. :-)

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015014757473;view=1up;seq=80

Re: [DUTCH] Just a few names

Posted: August 11th, 2018, 7:27 am
by supermikhail
You've 100% already found the answers somewhere else, but:

"Pieter" exactly the same as the English "Peter".

"De Hooch" - "e" is a "schwa" sound, so I suppose it's as if you were pronouncing "the" in a racist manner; "Hooch" is the German "Hoch", if you've heard expressions with that; alternatively, phonetically it's "ho:h", with a long "o", like in "bored".

"Gerard Terburg" - "Hair-art" - starts with an "h" sound; the "u" is like in French; alternatively, the vowel in "due" and "hue"; the final "g" is also an "h" sound; oh, the stress in the last name should probably fall on the second syllable, but you know...

"Adriaen van de Velde" - I'm actually not sure about this, I think it's old orthography. On the other hand, there's videos on Youtube where they pronounce the name exactly like the English "Adrian". And the "v"s in the last name are "f"s.

"Gerard Dou" - "ou" corresponds to the sound for "ow" in the English "brown", "clown", "down".

...Oh, apparently at least some (if not all) of these names are pronounced by native speakers on forvo.

Re: [DUTCH] Just a few names

Posted: August 13th, 2018, 1:34 am
by Foon
Hi Chuck,

If this is still on time:
https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/dutchnames.mp3


Cheers,
Foon