When I tap on the "är" there is no pronunciation. And I don't hear the voice use that word, I just hear "yo en tree-nuh". Can someone explain?
is yo "yah"? if so, that's jag. to hear the sentence again, press the voice button on the left side of the screen. tree-nah :D
Jag sounds like "io" but if join with "är", sounds like "iogar", that is right?
Yes. It's like french. When consonant comes before vowel, last letter of the word is pronounced.
Swedish: Jag ar (iog-ar) French: Les hommes (lez-ome)
But, Jag is pronounced as "io' without vowel after it.
No, that is not right! Swedish does not at all have the liaison of French.
"Jag är" is /jɑː e:/ or /jɑː ɛ:/. The G is silent in all but very emphasized uses of the word.
So the pronunciation in this exercise is incorrect? When I click on the audio, I hear it pronouncing the G in "Jag"
Yeah, well, it's a machine voice so it won't get everything right. But it's generally good.
Here you can hear real people saying jag är en ung kvinna ... http://el.forvo.com/search/jag%20%C3%A4r%20en%20kvinna/sv/
Would it be correct to not pronounce the G for this sentence then ? Is there a right way to keep some sounds silent?
Yes, skipping it is way more common, though both work. I don't think there is an exact rule for when not to pronounce certain sounds.
Just figured out how to get an umlaut on a Mac: Press option/alt and e, then the vowel you need under the umlaut. :)
I believe this question probably needs the additional keyboard to get the "ä" - it's important for pronunciation!
For Windows users, it's Alt + 0228. :)
Lol, Irishlaz, but I don't speak Irish! No, seriously, if you get hooked on Duolingo you will come across users with more impressive stats than me. :) Your avatar is great btw. Hope to see you around.
I've just added another language to learn and thinking about a 4th one. I thought I was not being serious about my main language, but Duolingo does become addictive at some point. Good to see I'm not crazy.
Here's a good resource for anyone working through pronunciation issues. Can't guarantee it will have every word, but sometimes you can search a word and even see some phrases you might find it used in.
For example, listen to "Jag" here.
Us Swedes agree. It's a common joke of ours about Danish that it's impossible to hear what people say...
do you pronounce the g in jag? for this I hear the g, but sometimes when they say Jag är (something else) I don't hear it
Due to Swedish being tonal, I believe the second syllable of "kvinna" is raised in pitch. If I'm wrong, I do hope Swedes correct me.
There's a pitch accent, but that doesn't necessarily make it a tonal language. ^-^ Just letting you know!
It also depends on where you're from. Since I'm from Skåne, perhaps I'm not the best example, but we wouldn't raise in pitch like that. It's also obviously not 100% accurate, since it IS more of the "Standard google translate robot".
And when the vowel is short the following consonant is long and vice versa. E.g. kvinna - short i and long n, vina - long i and short n.
I could be wrong but I've learned that when you have double letters in any language, you pronounce it longer (the n sound for example for double n)
Usually it works. It compensate the length of syllables with short vowels to make the speech smoother. But here in Swedish I clearly hear double vowels, I dun know why they are not supposed to be doubled.
Sorry, I'm new here, but on the exercises before this, the "j" is pronounced as the voiced palatal approximant (as in "y" as in "yes"). But the "j" here sounds like the voiced palatoalveolar fricative (the "j" in French "je"). Is there a pronunciation rule I have yet to unravel?
One of the contributors (devalanteriel) shared the link with me, the Swedish pronunciation videos channel
I can't turn the audio on at the moment, but it should be as in "yes". We almost never use the je pronunciation for j. A few French loanwords do use the similar /ɧ/.
I wrote the answer and it said I was wrong even tho I was right and it said the same thing I said.
If that happens again, please try restarting the lesson. It's a rare bug.