On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, R. Nierse wrote:

> If alfabets are difficult stuff and Dutch had a syllabary, what should I do
> with words like "herfstsfeer" and "angstzweet". Lot of consonantclusters.

Well, you don't pronounce all of them; I say ['hERfsfer] and
['aNsswet] (with a longish "s"). It took a *lot* of convincing to get
our choirmistress to realize that the daunting-looking consonant
cluster in "bruiloftszaal" is nothing more than [fs].


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