https://www.duolingo.com/PumpedUpKickz

Correct pronunciation of "kvinne?"

I've been pronouncing 'kvinne' as 'k vinn eh' (minus the gaps), however it sounds to me like the automated voice pronounces 'kvinne' as 'quinn eh,' unless I'm hearing it wrong?

Is the 'v' silent and is the 'k' pronounced more like a 'q,' or am I wrong?

I have googled this question and have found varying different answers, so I'm still confused. I'd appreciate any help, thanks. :D

3 years ago

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Yes, words starting with "kv-" and "kn-" can be tricky for people with English as their mother tongue. There's a reason why the "k" in "knife" and "knee" are silent and why "Knut" has become "Canute".

Etymologically, "queen" and "kvinne" stem from the same Proto-Indo-European word meaning "wife". You can still find it in that sense in the word "kone" in Norwegian.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vologirl-chan

Qivinnnahh

Copy and paste this to google translate English . And listen it :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PumpedUpKickz

Thanks.

3 years ago

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The first one is right. It's "kvin-nuh."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PumpedUpKickz

So the 'v' isn't silent? Thanks for your reply. :D

3 years ago

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That's correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PumpedUpKickz

Thank you for your help. :D

3 years ago

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You're welcome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wazeje

idk

4 months ago
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