20:49 Apr 13, 2007
Dutch to Latvian translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company) / phonetics
Dutch term or phrase: Rijkswaterstaat
This name needs to be transcribed for a translation into Latvian, but I wouldn't have much luck in Dutch-Latvian pair. Could someone please transcribe this phonetically?

Thanks in advance.
Austra Muizniece
Local time: 15:44

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5Drectorate-General for Public Works and Water Management
Andre de Vries
vic voskuil
Henk Peelen

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Drectorate-General for Public Works and Water Management

I assume you want a translation.

Note added at 17 mins (2007-04-13 21:07:10 GMT)


or "reikswa:tersta:t" in international phonetic alphabet,

the above is Directorate-General ....

Andre de Vries
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:44
Native speaker of: English
Notes to answerer
Asker: This word appeared in English-Latvian translation and without more context I assumed it was name of a place, thanks for clarification.

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hardly proper phonetics, but here goes with a hint of Slavic. Rolling R's and stress is on "vá"

vic voskuil
Local time: 14:44
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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I was wondering whether this site could be helpful to you.
Look for

IJ (same as EI) "between RATE and RITE", somewhat like EYE
hij, lijden, bijl, deeltijd

a & aa:
A-long like A in FATHER
laat, la, taal, paden

(sjwa) like A in AGO or E in HOUSES - in unstressed syllables, at the end of words,
in prefixes and suffixes (be-, ge-, ver-, -e, -en, -er etc.),
de, genezer, beletten, kale, oefenen

Henk Peelen
Local time: 14:44
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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