Is The Speaker Correct? Pronunciation? [Question for Fluent Ppls]
So from my experience with the Dutch course, the speaker isn't always right. When I listened to an actual Dutch person speaking, I couldn't understand them and had to retrain my listening and pronunciation.
I check Forvo for literally every new word, play it over and over and try to say it like the speaker. I'd like to make sure I have the correct accent as I proceed with the course.
Can a fluent Swedish person confirm that the speaker is correct in pronunciation?
I seem to have great distrust issues with words like djur, sked, varg, färg... I guess the "hyw" sound and the weird v sound with djur and the y sound with varg/färg... It's going to make me super super super self conscious when speaking lol.
Oh and while I'm at it, I have questions about det and de...
- Is det supposed to sound like "dey-yeh" would if you said that in English? Kinda?
- Is de supposed to be pronounced dom? Can it be pronounced dom in all cases?
For <det>, the pronunciation /dɛ:/ (i.e. dä ) is also very common in many regions.
One of the few parts of my native accent that I haven't lost since I moved to Uppsala.
Forvo is crowdsourced if I recall correctly, so the speakers are going to vary from word to word. The word-specific pages usually do list where that speaker claims to be from, which may help where there are regional differences in pronunciation.
There are lots of crazy pronunciations in the Swedish course too and as far as I understand the moderators are looking for a new TTS to replace the current one.
I have gone through most lessons and whenever I've found an incorrect pronunciation I have added a link to forvo in the "Discuss sentence" section.
PS. Whenever a "g" comes after "r" or "l" it's pronounced like a Swedish "j" (which is "y" to you I suppose), so you are right about varg and färg and the same holds for älg and helg.