My native speaking inlaws tell me all the time that "sade" should be pronounced "sa" when spoken unless I want to sound like a time traveller from the 18th century.
That is correct. "sade" is always pronounced (and can be written) "sa".
Thanks for clarifying this. I had thought it was old-timey.
Some people (mainly older ones) say sade and it is correct
I would actually claim that this is not in any use whatsoever.
Okay, I won't question her usage but I will note that this should be considered extremely rare and very, very much oldfashioned. You would be corrected if you tried to say sade in any setting where your language could be corrected.
I know people who say sade (like my mom)
Oh, okay then it must just be her and some other on that side of The family
Can't I just sound like an american from the 21st century trying to speak swedish? = (
But I want to sound like a time traveller from the 18th century!
They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!
Vad sa du?
Hobbitarna, hobbitarna, hobbitarna, hobbitarna till Isengard, till Isengard.
De tar hobbitarna till Isengard.
It's Isengård in Swedish! :)
is this the swedish version of " u wot m8" ?
i'll guess that's more along the lines of "Va?!"
Haha kind of! Vad sa du/Vad säger du? Better to say ursäkta though = pardon.
This should be Vad sa du?". Both are correct but nobody uses the form "sade" and they don't teach it anymore. I studied at SFI in 2011 and Komvux in 2012 and had never heard this form until now.
It is extremely common in written form...
So, would this typically be pronounced "Va sa du?"
Why is 'what say you' no not acceptable?
That's not really standard English regardless, but the Swedish is in the past tense.