Whats with the difference in TTS's pronunciation between "svart" in a sentence and as a separate word? In the sentence I hear a short "a" and in the seperate word the "a" is long and o-like (I don't know how to write swedish phonetics).
The separate pronunciation is wrong. "Svart" is always pronounced with a short "a".
Just wondering, is the TTS pronouncing "svart" correctly? It sounds as though it's omitting the r and saying "svat" or something along those lines.
It's correct actually! The Swedish R makes the combinations RT, RD, RS and RN retroflex. Thus, it's svart [svaʈ], which would to native swedish ears be different to [svat].
Ok, tack! Just wanted to make sure I didn't absorb anything that was incorrect :)
It's the same for both, but it depends on where in the sentence the adjective is: katten/ankan är svart and den svarta katten/ankan
The latter is called an attributive adjective, but you can think of it as an adjective that goes right before the noun.
According to Wiktionary, you're correct. They both originate from the Proto-Indo-European "swórdos", meaning dirty, dark, or black.
I think it would rather be Min katt är också svart if you want to say that you too have a cat, and it is black.
Saying Min katt är svart också would imply to me that your cat is multi-coloured, and beside being for example white and red, it is also black.