Indeed. You'll find quite a lot of Norse in there. Needless to say, "warg" doesn't sound as exotic to us. :p
Tolkien used a bunch of Old English and Norse because he studied the actual literature of those times and cultures if I remember correctly
Actually, he studied their languages. Tolkien was a linguist before an author.
It is when it comes after r and l: berg, borg, varg, färg, svalg, alg, talg, helg etc.
The last vowel is unstressed and can be pronounced very unclearly, like a schwa sound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwa but it can also be said with a clearer, more normal Swedish e sound, it varies. It should not sound like an o though (and I don't hear an o sound here).
Hear a native speaker say it here: http://sv.forvo.com/search-sv/vargen/
>It should not sound like an o though
In english a lot of O's are pronounced as schwas, like action /ækʃən/
Thanks. Yes I know that the word comes from the Old Norse. Such words have survived, for example, in the names (Ulf, Arn, Björn), but I'm curious if it is used in contemporary language. The word "ulf" is rather more like the English "wolf", the German "wolf", and even the Polish "wilk" than "varg".
At the beginning of a practice there is a coin and a number 0 next to it, what is that for?