FYI: Handskar is not correctly pronounced, it should be a "normal k" (like "c" in car). It is reported.
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.
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.
Just one more lesson, and then I'll my homework.
EDIT: No way. Doing this till 3AM.
Huh. The Finnish word for gloves is hanska/hanskat. Now I know where that came from.
Oh, of course. I'm afraid I have come back to this after several weeks' break.
Yeeeah. I reread that this morning and realized what a silly question it was. Thank you!