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Subject: Non-native pronunciation of English
Question: Many German adults learning English pronounce ''the'' something like ''ze'', whereas many Dutch pronounce it as ''de''. Neither German nor Dutch have a voiced /th/, but both languages have /d/ and /z/. So why does one language tend towards /z/ while the other tends to /d/?
From: Tschonni
Date: 18-Sep-2012
Replies:
  1. Re: Non-native pronunciation of English    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (20-Sep-2012)
  2. Re: Non-native pronunciation of English    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (22-Sep-2012)
  3. Re: Non-native pronunciation of English    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (20-Sep-2012)
  4. Re: Non-native pronunciation of English    Robert A Papen     (20-Sep-2012)

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