Is it the same problem with the word "arkitekt" ? I've hear the TTS before pronouncing the "k" as a "ch".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think "handske" is pronounced /handske/ not /handɧe/.
She does, however, pronounce it handske if you click on the skölpadda :)
Yes. There is an immense amount of German loanwords in Swedish, most of them borrowed in the latter half of the middle ages when the economy of Sweden was dominated by German merchants of the Hanseatic League.
The voice is not quite perfect on this sentence, as of August 11th, 2017, so I've taken the liberty of re-recording it.
As everybody in this thread has already noticed, handske should be pronounced with a hard k sound. The Forvo link is great, but I thought I'd record a version containing the full phrase.
Please find a correct recording on http://duolingo.vydea.io/257172f1d7a445878c36b9c106773471.mp3
For more info on re-recordings, please check the info thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23723515
Thanks for listening. Ha en bra dag! :)
The "-a" form ("vänstra") is used here because it follows a possessive ("min vänstra"). It is also used with plurals and with definite articles ("den vänstra", etc.).
Hello, can somebody explain this rule to me in general? Is it always like this? I haven't learned right now, that the adjective changes wether it's a definite or indefinit substantiv - thx
it should be : min (vänster) handska är smutsig ?? vänster for single , vänstra for plural
Should the g be pronounced in "smutsig"? How about in "smutsiga", the TTS says /sija/ but I've heard /siga/ on Forvo... Which is correct? Thanks
I believe the "g" is only pronounced as "j" when it comes before the letters "e, i, y, ä and ö". So, the "siga" in smutsiga should be pronounced "siga" with a hard g. Correct me if I'm wrong. :)
In principle yes, if we speak very clearly we probably say it as a hard g, but in practice we very often swallow the g completely in endings like this one instead, so that we just say smutsia.
Do adjectives decline in both situations as in : 1) The red house = det rött huset AND when the noun and adjective are seperated by "to be" as in: 2) The house is red = ett hus är rött? (or would this be röd??)
Det röda huset. Ett hus/Huset är rött. Hus is neuter, thus a predicate referring to it takes the neuter (indefinite) form. But an attribute preceding a substantive in the definite form must also take the definite form, which is the same for common and neuter.
So when it is "a(n)/the _ is/are (adj) " then use the declination based off of "en,ett,pl" (-ø,-t,-a) and when it is "the (adj) " then use the -a ending correct? What about when it is " A house" or "a boy"? would these take the "en,ett,pl" declinations?
Well, with "is" you don't use the predicate in the plural, but I see what you meant and it's basically right. Husen är stora. Pojkarna är långa. Ett stort hus. En lång pojke. Dyra bilar.
Would vänstra also be used to indicate going in a direction? Example "I turn to the left."
I LOVE the pronounciation of "smutsig". every time I get a sentence with this word I keep playing it :'D
When it reads the whole sentence it pronounces the word handske wrongly but if you press to listen only that word, it says it right.
"Text-to-speech" - meaning a computer program to convert text into artificially produced speech. Usually, this is made by having large amounts of tiny pieces of human speech which is digitally transformed and glued together in various ways. The tricky bit is getting the prosody and stress right. :)