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Thread #66116 Message #3801699
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
23-Jul-16 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: RE: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
'I think I'd go for "Zighder Zay"'
I agree there's probably no real solution for an English speaker to tackle the 'ui' sound. for 'Zee' I'd suggest to aim more for an 'a' sound for a more general Dutch feel (while still stopping well short of aiming for ABN), rather than tack on the 'y' although, as you suggest, that would turn up, for example, in a heavy Amsterdam accent.