Mine too, is that the truth? Am not really trusting the TTS (yet) to be honest.
Yes, Sj-sound and this sound can be written in many different ways in Swedish. Here are some examples from wikipedia:
Thank you. I've just started this course a week ago and I'm able to grasp everything except this spoon thing. My mind was blown every time I heard it. And I know french. This is beyond silent letters to me haha
In some places it's something like "shed". I'm from Uppsala (born, but raised only for a short time), and that's how my family and the memories of four year old me pronounce it. It's definitely easier to say, that other sound is the nightmare of those that want to learn Swedish. I don't know if there are any connotations to this accent though.
I'm Russian and it doesn't sound like anything in Russian to me. Perhaps I'm not hearing the Swedish pronunciation exactly.
Do you mean the sound represented by ш in Russian? I think it is not the same sound, although in some Swedish dialects the sj-sound is indeed realised that way. However, the most common variant is something between Russian ш and х.
I agree with MarcinM85, it's somewhere between ш and х, at least the way most people say it. In some dialects it is said as a clear ш.
I woukd rather say It pronouced rather like "хуйэд" :))) Although Ot can be messed up with an abuse word, is it close to how we should pronouce it?
There are a lot of languages.
Edit: on second thought, the sound is denoted with ɧ and I can't seem to find information on the internet about it being in another language. It could be in some rarely spoken language though.
It sounds a lot like the german words "machen" "acht". That's mostly the same sound.
I hate it when Duolingo says that I completed the whole subject. Then I come back to practice it and it gives me a new word! I have never seen sked before and I even checked my notes for it.
Chill. I'd be happy to see a new word. It's another opportunity to learn new things.
I'm happy too see a new word, too, but I'm not happy to be told that I'm done when I'm not. If they want to open the next lesson before this one is finished, cool, but I also want to know when it's finished.
The Duolingo model will randomly choose words and exercises from those built by course contributors. Thus if a lesson is rushed through with few-to-none mistakes, the number of words taught in a lesson will sometimes be greater than the number of translated sentences the learner did.
Just a question. I only know a few words from Eastern European languages, but zmrzlina is one of them. Why is your username ice cream? :D
Hey man!! FSI Swedish has a fabulous pronounciation guide, would you like a link??
No prob man, here it is: http://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/swedish.html :))
I find this difficult to pronounce. Although it was nice searching to decode this /ɧeːd/, I am still not sure if I've got this right. But I guess we'll learn as build up experience.
I've followed the links in the comments here and audio read the wiki page for the ɧ sound (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sj-sound) especially the section discussing the place of articulation and I can't say I'm confident about my pronunciation of this word at all. It sounds like it would be 'hw' but none of the phonetic guides I find support that. I believe the sound may not involve the lips at all (which would be used to make 'hw' sound) and may be formed instead by the back of the tongue against the soft palate (like French 'r' only much gentler, only restricting air flow a bit). I found the audio sample on this site to be helpful http://www2.hhs.se/isa/swedish/chap9.htm in forming my opinion.
Omg tganks for that link! I found 4 different pronunciations for sked until he explained it!
This sk sound was really confusing until I saw this video. Thank you Karen for sharing this. :)
No. For instance, "svenska" is pronounced much like you would expect it to be.
It kind of sounds like wade. and you need an oar - or a spoon - to wade. then you just remember that sk is crazy and doesn't sound like sk.
I don't know why, but this word was showing its English translation as "sked". I guess it is an error
I've seen this in other courses so I know it happens. It's right in the incubator in this case, so it must be some general bug. Sorry about that.
So this is actually pronounced as 'chued'? (not meaning a 'tsj'-sound but more like a Spanish J/H or Dutch G sound)
I think swedish is cool. I chose to learn Swedish because I AM 1 quarter Swedish.
I pronounced it as sHhued, more exhaling sharply for the latter h and u, then "ed"
Hopefully I'm not too far off base.
I understand that Swedish has a lot of non-verbal sounds that take the place of words. Thought this might be one of them.
Sorry, Inquirentium, I cannot open it ! What is it about? And, theredcebuano, thank you VERY much. It is really helpful.
Guys forget trying to make words that sound like it, youre learning a new language with new letter and yes new sounds so adapt, find the correct pronunciation aand remember it. Problem solved.
Not really, it does depend on how you learn. If you can find a word where a sound is made in your native language, it's a lot easier to get your tongue and brain in gear to be able to make the sound and therefore import it, especially if it's a particularly strange sound. If that's not possible than at least if it's written down, you can make an attempt. I've watched the video by the Swedish guy and still have no idea how to even attempt to pronounce it from just listening to him.