Is it just me, or does the reading voice on the Swedish course sound exceptionally robotic and unclear? I've read German, Russian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish so far, and imo the Swedish voice is by far the worst of them.
How's the u pronounced here? It obviously comes from English so it may not be pronounced like a regular Swedish "u", am I right? Could someone give a Swedish word that rhymes with lunchen?
It's a regular Swedish short U-sound. I don't think there is any rhymes to it except maybe "brunchen" but that isn't much helpful here.
The CVL sounds like she's saying loonshen, a long vowel sound, not a short one. I played it 3 or 4 times before trying to guess the word. I played it again afterwards and still couldn't marry sound and spelling.
It's an instance of the "close-mid central rounded vowel" represented by ⟨ɵ⟩ in the International Phonetic Alphabet. I doubt there's a full rhyme for Swedish "lunch" (it is, after all, an "imported" word), but the ⟨ɵ⟩ vowel also occurs in, for instance, "buss" ⟨bɵs⟩. Hear it also at https://forvo.com/word/lunch/#sv
I think that ”punsch” could be use as rhyme for ”lunch”. Punsch is an alcoholic beverage.
I didn't hear it the first couple of times but then I read the comments and now I hear it lol
It sounds like they're saying "loncham." In no way would I have guessed lunchen without being told.
"The Lunch" sounds weird. I mean I get what they're saying but even in a sentence it sounds odd. I'll use it though.