I have heard "de" pronounced like the English word "dome"... Vad sager du? Is the female computer voice more correct here?
You're right! Unfortunately the TTS pronounces "De" wrong. There is more information about this in the welcome-thread in the forum
Thanks! Great job rolling this out too. I'm excited to re-boot my Swedish after finishing Rosetta Stone over a year ago and not practicing regularly since!
The "o" in oss here seems to be pronounced as the "o" in "throw". I've seen elsewhere that the Swedish "o" must be pronounced like the "oo" in "boon"? Is this a matter of long vs short and where/how can I learn to master this? Any resources for this?
Yes, the Swedish O can be either /ʊ/ ("hook") or /u:/ ("boot"), or /ɔ/ ("not") or /o:/ ("yawn") This is due to a vowel change hundreds of years ago. It's not a matter of long vs short, since it can appear in any of the forms. Generally, it takes a /ʊ/ sound (short "oo") at the beginning and end of words, and an /ɔ/ or /o:/ sound otherwise. Also, stressed open syllables on -o are usually /u:/. But that only a very broad generalization, and you'll have to learn which ones are which way.
No, not really. It just doesn't have that connotation for me as a native speaker.