Vellkomme te Detsjlernen!


Introduktion in Detsj

Hallo 'n Vellkomme te Detsjlernen, en syt dat lerne di de sprak ut de Germanisk sprake. De regele ava Detsj se dat ander Germanisk sprakinge kan ferstá de Detsj sprak mit lite study.

Introduction in English

Hello and Welcome to Learn Detch, a site that teaches you the language from the German Languages. The rules of Detch see that other Germanic speakers can understand the Detch language with little study.

Alfabeta (Alphabet)

A - mutt, father (but shorter)
Á (AA) - father
B - bed
C - lack, city
D - dead
E - elephant, entrance
F - fang
G - Get (except all Latin words, e.g. Germanisk, where it is jar)
H - hit
I - igloo
J - yellow
K - kindergarten
L - lime
M - men
N - naught
O - otter
Ø [ö] [oe]- churn (the 'e' in French like in 'de')
P - pimpple
Q - quack
R - red (Rolled, like in Scots)
S - sing (always this way)
T - ten
U - good
V - vineyard
W - vineyard
X - lexicon
Y - neat
Z - zen

Digraphs

- EJ = say (in combination with 'r', sounds more like 'air' or 'ehr' in 'wehr')
- AA = father (can be written 'á')
- ER = churn (ö sound when 'r' is at the end of a closed syllable unstressed syllable)
  • This applies to 'Lern' (to learn/teach) [lø:n], but not 'Ber' (to bear/carry) [be:r]
- IE, IJ = neat (long 'i'), often written as 'y'
- SJ = ship
- TSJ = churn

Pronunciation Notes

The word 'øn' is shortened to ''n' - it means 'and', and in itself is a compromise of 'en' (from Dutch) and 'och' (from Swedish).

'-tion' endings (from French) can be pronounced as if they were written '-sjøn' (Or 'shun'/'sjon' if you're English/Norwegian), however, some readers may wish to pronounce these endings as 'sijon' (as is the case with German).