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Use base consonants only
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p   b           t   d               k        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m             n                 ŋ      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                  
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fricative
    f   v       s   z                   χ               ɦ  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
      ʋ                     j                      
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Dutch
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West
The languages has 40 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Dutch is spoken primarily in the Netherlands and the northern part of Belgium (language variety: Flemish), but also in the Republic of Surinam and the Leeward islands of the Dutch Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), where Dutch is an official language. There is substantial variation among the dialects of Dutch.
Sources: Description based on Gussenhoven, C. (1999), Dutch, in: Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.