Translation:Yes, you are welcome!
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From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroflex_consonant):
"In Swedish and Norwegian, a sequence of r plus a coronal consonant may be replaced by the coronal's retroflex equivalent, e.g. the name Martin is pronounced ['maʈːin] or ['mɑʈːin], and nord ("north") is pronounced [nuːɖ]. This is sometimes done for several consonants in a row after an r — Hornstull is pronounced [huːɳʂ'ʈɵlː])."
Which means that
rn becomes ɳ
rd becomes ɖ
rl becomes ɭ
rs becomes ʂ
Though this differs from different dialects. Here they are is you want to listen to them: http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/ipa/consonants.html
Both are fine but the standard spelling wordlist SAOL lists it as varsågod and says 'ibland tre ord', which means that they consider both correct but recommend the one word version.
In the course, both are accepted answers but the way the system is built, no spelling variation is accepted in the dictation exercises :(
What on earth have you done to Duolingo Swedish? It no longer shows you when you have made a spelling error. Not using ä, å and/or ö is absolutely an error. So far today, I accidentally put an ä instead of an å in skådespelar, I didn't put an å in varsågod, and I left the r out of yrke. Plus several other such errors. Not once were these errors pointed out to me. I knew they were wrong as I've already completed the Swedish tree, I'm trying not to forget the basics as I've moved on to Swedish movies and tv shows to be able to increase my vocabulary, hear slang words and the pitch and prosody of this beautiful language. I am also brushing up my German and French on Duo, so i had a few rusty moments. If I had not checked in the comments section here though I would not have realised my mistake. This is definitely not good for a brand new Swedish student. How do you fix this? Spelling errors need to be pointed out. These letters are separate letters of the Swedish alphabet. (When i finished this tree a few months ago these errors were always pointed out, but usually no hearts were deducted for the error). Just an FYI.
Yes, I am aware you are volunteers & you have been invaluable. I’m so grateful to you. Thank you! It’s because of you in particular and two other mods (though I think you are also Joel Hinz, right?) that the Swedish Duo course is the best.. I wasn’t accusing you and I’m so sorry if it sounded like that, but what I’m talking about here is a new bug in the system. Something has definitely changed in the last week or two. Did Duo do an upgrade of some kind? Spelling errors were always noted before and often the answer was marked wrong because of a spelling mistake. Now spelling errors (specifically involving ä, å, ö) are not acknowledged at all. I also left out the r in yrke and Duo made no correction at all. This is every single time I made an error yesterday, it was totally ignored. It’s so weird. There may have been the odd bug in the system prior, but I never encountered them myself, but I’m talking about something altogether new here. I’ll do error reports as someone has to fix this. This bug needs to be fixed at the company and soon (or are you saying you are the company and it’s run by volunteers?. If so, I didn’t understand that at all). So is there no point in submitting error reports then? Thank you for your quick reply, as always. My best to you.
Yes, I'm Joel. The Android apps show people's real names instead of their usernames, at least at times.
The problem is actually older than that, maybe 6-8 months old. But it did appear to be fixed for a number of users (including myself) for a few weeks before suddenly not working again recently. So that's probably what you've noticed. It is extremely detrimental to the learning process, so I really hope they'll fix it permanently soon.
So is there no point in submitting error reports then?
Not for typos that are accepted without correction. For other kinds of errors, please do.