Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 07:26:45 -0700 From: Daniel Brink Subject: Re: The /x/ sounds in Scots and Dutch The /g/ in Dutch varies from area to area, and from position to position. First of all, voicing is present, except in predictable positions (syllable finally, before -t, etc.), at least in the south (read: Belgium); A'dam is really the only place with clearly voiceless initial g. Second, sandhi is very strong in Dutch, especially for initial voiced fricatives, so you have to take care with the environment. ========================================= Daniel Brink, Professor of English ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BOX 870302 TEMPE AZ 85287-0302 602/965-4182o 602/965-3168m 602/965-3451f 602/965-2679hcf Internet: ATDXB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU