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Zuiderdam?

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I just got off the Zuiderdam on Monday and I never heard anyone say Zooderdam. Everyone including the Captian said Z-eye-derdam.

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My query is simply this: Is it Z-eye-derdam or Z-oo-derdam?

 

Thanks & Regards

 

Neither! There is no English equivalent sound for the 'ui' in Zuiderdam. :D

 

Edited: I did not hit 'submit' in time. :eek:

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13 minutes to process 'submit'? What are you running, Windows 1895? :D

 

I got distracted! :p

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I was told by a HAL rep that "It rhymes with cider" so I am sticking with that. :D

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How about a phonetic equivalent?

 

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "z-eye-derdam" a way of phonetics?

 

The 'ui' as in Zuiderdam is a sound that is not part of any word in the english language, so I cannot give you phonetics on it. Any attempt wouldn't be true to the actual sound as it is in dutch.

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Actually, I'm just trying to have a bit of fun. If I can't pronounce Zuiderdam correctly in English, how would I pronounce it in Dutch?

 

Regards

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When we were on the Zuiderdam, everyone, including crew, captain etc. said Z-eye-der-dam.

So where is Candy the Zuidy Princess when you need her?

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the staff on board say zooderdam
I never heard that onboard. But, as manbehindthecurtain an Boytjie have pointed out, we won't get it correct enough to fool a Dutchman, so why try? Go with the US majority and say Z-eye! :D

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