I just played this for my Swedish mother in law. She could not understand it, because of the sh sound at the start of socker. She had not ever heard of anyone ever saying shocker instead of socker.
When I play this fast, socker is read "shocker", and when I play it slow, it's read "socker", so is there a "sho.." at the beginning or not?
As far as I know, 's' is pronunced as 'sh' when there's letter 'r' before it. So 'sugar' is just 'socker', but in the sentence 'Flickan äter socker' it's 'shocker'. Same goes to 'svenska', but 'shvenska' in a sentence 'Hon talar svenska'.
100% sure. I asked 5 different Swedes yesterday from varying parts of Sweden to see if it was a regional dialect thing. All of them said no and that you would never say it. The 'r' at the end of a word does not carry on to the next word. I think a lot of confusion can be coming from the fact that the automated voice is not doing a very good job on pronunciation with some words.
I lived in Sweden and am fluent in Swedish and the explinations including the idea to say sh after an "r" never made sense.