Phonetic and phonemic acquisition: Normative data in English and Dutch speech sound development

Conclusion
The data from the development of the English and Dutch speech sound system show many similar tendencies. Vowels are mastered by the age of three, most consonants by the age of four and most consonant clusters between 5 and 6–8 years of age. Perhaps, there is a universal trend in speech sound development like there is in language development.

from the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

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