superstar_eylul (superstar_eylul) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Dutch Pronunciation

I'm a bit confused by a number of conflicting descriptions of several Dutch consonants, both in text and also different audio material that accompanies language courses.

For instance, I've read that <g> sounds like [ɣ] in one book, and [x] in another - and heard [ɣ], [ç] and [x].
For <ij>, I wouldn't know how it's supposed to be because the descriptions only say "between [æɪ] and [ɛɪ]" but I've heard plain and simple [æɪ] in some cases and [ɛɪ] in others - sometimes within the same passage!
My only other concern is word final -en ----- is the -n pronounced or not? I've heard it sometimes, and sometimes not.

Are these differences simply all dialectical? Many thanks :)
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