Is "nödvändigt" the regular form of this word or is it the "ett-word" form? I'm just wondering since most of the adjectives I see with "Är det" end with "t".
I suspected an Interstellar reference ever since the previous "Is it possible?" example. Now I'm convinced. I'm on to you, Duolingo!
It's from the German notwendig, formed from Not meaning distress or crisis, and wendig meaning versatily or flexible.
We have nöd as a separate noun with the same meaning as Not, but vändig only really exists as a part of a few other words in modern Swedish.
No, it's only the pronouns mig, dig, sig that have this strange pronunciation.
Why is "It is needed" not accepted. This sentence means the same thing as "It is necessary".