For many the pronounciation of "Gossé de Skater" has proven to be far from easy. Even amongst the Dutch there is some unclarity about the exact way to articulate the "é". The Dutch “g”, which appears to be rather hard to pronounce, especially for English speakers, will not be treated in this tutorial. Let’s listen to one way to pronounce “Gossé de Skater”.

Example 1

Pronounciation of ‘Gossé de Skater’

Although this is already quite well performed, and pronounciations similar to this way are condoned by De Skater himself, perfection in the "é" is clearly not reached by the speaker in example 1. Let’s listen to another example:

Example 2

Apart from the absence of the prescript “DJ” the main difference between example 1 and example 2 can be found in the last letter of “Gossé”, the “é”. The verbalist in example 2 managed to pronounce this noun much more like the English “ey”, in, for example, “hay”, “hey”, “grey”, “stay”, “clay”, or “duvet”. This is actually the proper way to pronounce “Gossé”. Let’s listen to some more examples of the correct pronounciation:

Example 3

Example 4

Once the basics of the pronounciation are mastered, one can start to experiment with more advanced forms. From here one can basically invent as many variations as one can think of. We will end this lesson with an utmost creative version in example 5.

Example 5