Not checking the translation first, I thought the logical thing to say was "he was talking for seconds and decades" (because he is such a slow talker / boring conversationalist). Guess not :)
why do they pronounce "d" in sekunder? Normally, d is not read in the combination "nd"
Maybe referring to a time traveler or somebody who's lived a long time and is talking about their life...that's how I picture it.
I saw it as someone making the observation that there are exactly 315,360,000 seconds in a decade (not taking leap years into consideration). Then he goes on to calculate the seconds in decades that contain two leap years and then three. In that way, he is talking about both seconds and decades.
you seriously calculated that? lol! also what language is esperanto like? I am wondering if I should do it. should I?
Actually, I just asked Google how many seconds are in a decade. :)
Esperanto is a really odd hodgepodge of various languages, and it's not quite as easy to learn as I thought it would be. I do think it's worth learning, though. This TED Talk is what finally convinced me to start studying it:
thanks for the advice, I will learn it when I am ok at what I'm already doing now
Could sekunder also mean seconds as in "He had seconds after he finished his first plate of food"?
No, I guess, it is the plural of the time unit. Your use of seconds must use the ordinal number. Unless those words are the same in danish as they are in english--which I bet they don't--it can't.
Why isn't the word OG spoken?Is she a lazy speaker or is this how Danes speak?
The TTS seems to lightly pronounce it. Don't know if this accurate to how Danish people speak.
"Og år-" is essentially two "o" sounds back to back ("o" and "å" are very close to the same vowel) with a stop ("g") between them. The "g" really isn't voiced. Also, just like in English, pronouns are generally of less importance in normal speech, and therefore are unstressed compared to surrounding words.
How often is decade(s) used in Denmark? It is not common in Holland, only maybe in reports.