Re: Dutch IJ, again

From: Pim Blokland (
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 05:45:19 EDT

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    Philippe Verdy schreef:

    > i+j is a single combined Dutch ij character only if its not
    followed by a vowel

    This is not true; where did you get that idea?
    It almost always IS a diphtong (cf words like bijen, vrijaf, zijig)
    except where the i and the j happen to be in separate syllables
    (bijou, bijectie).

    Pim Blokland

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