"Skjortan är ren."

Hej! Is the cluster "skj" in "skjortan" pronounced like "sj" ("sju") or "sk" ("skild")? I got the impression that I hear something like "ff". Tack!

July 30, 2019


The usual pronunciation of 'skjorta' is /ˈɧʊʈa/.

(Both 'sju' and 'skild' are usually pronounced with /ɧ/. The spelling of this sound is one of the most varied in the Swedish language.)

July 30, 2019

Thanks a lot for your replies! I've also done a little research in internet and I met the term "labiodental constriction" [ɧᶠ]. Maybe this is why I hear also a "f" sound.

July 30, 2019
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