FYI: Handskar is not correctly pronounced, it should be a "normal k" (like "c" in car). It is reported.
It's fixed with new Computer Voice Lady(CVL).
TTS is the actual term.
Text To Speech... Why are people downvpoting this?
I don't know, I think "computer voice lady" sounds more professional. :)
Doesn't that depend on the dialect? It seems like the more I read about Swedish, the more the pronunciation varies widely by area.
Oh yes, generally the pronounciation varies between regions, but not for "sk" in handskar.
How does one know whether to pronounce sk as “normal k” versus “sh”?
Hard prior to a, o, u, å. Soft prior to e, i, y, ä, ö.
I know in German that glove is "Handschuh" (literally hand shoe), does "kar" or "skar" mean something in Swedish? :)
Ich bin auch Deutschlerner :)
Anyway, I think, and this is just a guess, that "skar" would be derived from "sko," or "shoe" so it might be the same formation as in German, but it's just a guess.
According to Wiktionary, it's a loan from Middle Low German http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/handske#Etymology_2 so related to the modern German form
Just one more lesson, and then I'll my homework.
EDIT: No way. Doing this till 3AM.
How do yoi say mittens?
It's "vantar", en vante - flera vantar.
Tack så mycket!
Huh. The Finnish word for gloves is hanska/hanskat. Now I know where that came from.
How would one say "her glove"?
Oh, of course. I'm afraid I have come back to this after several weeks' break.
Is it an "en" or an "ett" word?
en handske - handsken
flera handskar - handskarna
(compare to pojke -boy)
I found it in the meantime, but thank you nonetheless! :)
Why not hons handskar?
"Hons" just isn't the possessive pronoun, it's "hennes".
Yeeeah. I reread that this morning and realized what a silly question it was.
I remember handksar means gloves, cause it like hand-scarf!
It's from the German words from "hand" + "shoe", actually.
I always get confused between Handske and halsduk for some reason.
I always want to translate it as handshoe (like Handschuh in German)
... or like handske in Swedish. The modern words are hand + sko. :)
By the way, Old English actually had a cognate Handscio, but it is only attested as a name.
WHAT I GOT MIXED UP
I DID HALSDUK