When I consult my Stijlgids Financieele Dagblad [Manual of Style of the Dutch Financial Daily Paper, 1999], I read this about the rules concerning emphasis on two-letter vowels (page 6… (View Post)
Except for “ij” and “ie”, there are no two-letter vowels in Dutch that start with “i”.
I searched for Dutch words that contain “fij”, in which “ij” is not a vowel. I did not find such a word—… (View Post)
To me, “fiets” with ligature, looks weird directly after “fijne” without ligature. It looks inconsistent. I would prefer this:
Perhaps it looks weird because both “ij” and “ie” represent a single … (View Post)