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Subject: Re: about '' sterre '' and '' ster ''
Author: Anneza   (guest)
Date: October 31, 2004 at 11:17:58 PM
Reply to: Re: about '' sterre '' and '' ster '' by Miss Claire
No, you don't get the shp- and sht- pronunciations in Dutch. Sterre has the vowel in English , twice, so it's more or less ster-re. Each syllable gets an R sound! And although the first syllable has the main stress, both are emphasised, more than would be the case in English.

And Afrikaans is different again - don't get me on to that!

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