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[video] Understanding the Swedish pitch-accent

So I just stumbled upon this video explaining the Swedish pitch-accent. I Found it very useful, because it was something I was unclear about for the longest time (but was too lazy to look up.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXp7_Sjgm34

Enjoy :)

December 23, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

The creator is actually a Duolingo moderator - here's a link to the post on the full series:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6502614

As you said: enjoy! :)

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Wow! That's really neat, thanks for that tidbit of information :)

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa939448

I'm a little confused. Anden is the spirit, but ankan is the duck. He says they're both the anden. That's the very first part of the lesson. ???

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

In Swedish, ankan is the domesticated duck and anden is the wild duck. But anden can also mean "the spirit" - and those two meanings of anden are not pronounced the same way.

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

There are two words for duck. "And" and "Anka." Duolingo only teaches the later. I got confused by this as well.

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

But "the holy duck" is an accepted translation for den helige anden. :)

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel__W

I always like to think that the Swedish parliament lies on the Holy Duck Island (Helgeandsholmen) :P

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Göteborgare, eh? :p You gotta love Härnösand, then.

January 5, 2017
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