Sandwich sounds like "small ghost." I guess I'll use that to remember a Swedish sandwich.
To my ear, the ö and the å in "smörgås" sound the same. Is this generally true, or is there a slight difference my beginner's ears aren't picking up? :)
There is a difference. My understand is that ö is pronounced more like the "i" sound in "girl" and the "ea" sound in "early" (I also think of how commentators pronounce the german soccer player özil :) ), whereas å is pronounced more like a long "o" as in "cold" or "bold". For reference, this is what I'm going off of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-JDHEIvxgQ
I would like to have some help with the ö, ä and å pronunciation, could someone help?
What is the word for the little circle above the A in smorgas, and how do you use intonations in your comments?