I have a plate!!!
I have a jar of dirt !
...And I'm not afraid to use it!!
Is it my poor hearing or is the letter 'k' not being pronounced but instead a gottal stop in its place?
Yes, it's the dreaded Danish stød.
Basically it seems to me that to speak Danish you have to speak 70% Norwegian, 20% Swedish, 10% German, and then only pronounce about a third of the letters.
I hear the same. So, at the very least, it isn't just you.
Shouldnt it be 'Jeg har en tallerk'?
En tallerken is correct, the definite version is tallerkenen (or unofficially, tallerknen)
Are vowels dropped commonly in informal conversation?
Doesn't tallerken mean the plate
Because en ,at the end of tallerk
No, in this case the word for plate is "tallerken". That is indefinite singular. The definite singular word meaning the plate would be "tallerkenen". It just randomly happens to already end with -en.
"Teller" in German
Talluurke is a small plate in Flemisch dialect (Ghent)
In German, a small plate is a "Tellerchen".
I really have difficulty to pronunce "tallerken"
This, of course, depends on the mother tongue. Personally, it is one of the easiest Danish words to me.