American English Phonetics

Another American English Faculty Project

Although syllabic /l, m, n, ŋ/ are quite common in conversational-style Dutch in words and phrases like tafel, openbaar, op z’n tenen’, op zn kant’, their occurrence is more restricted than in American English. In Northern and Eastern Dutch accents, however, syllabic consonants also occur in other contexts, as in lopen /ˈ̩/, eten /ˈ̩/, bonen /ˈbo.nn̩/.