vijftig

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vijftich, from Old Dutch *fīftig, from Proto-Germanic *fimf tigiwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛi̯ftəx/, /ˈvɛi̯ftəx/
  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

vijftig

  1. fifty

Usage notes[edit]

Although spelt with v-, the word is traditionally pronounced with initial /f/ even in accents that generally do not devoice v-. (This is due to analogy with zeventig ["seventy"], which used to have a prefix t- and hence a devoiced z-.) However, there are also many speakers who pronounce /v/ in line with the spelling.