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Ja, Jag, Jo Pronunciation Options?

So I was listening to a song and I noticed that the singer pronounces ja/jag/jo with the English 'J' sound... Is this a dialect? Is it widely accepted? Here's the link... The verse with "Ja, jag..." starts at 0:37 and the "Jo" is the first word of the next stanza.

http://youtu.be/em8mYUKQUEw?t=37s

Can it be pronounced that way? Is there a reason she does this if it isn't pronounced like that at all?

February 2, 2015

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

I rarely ever hear native Swedes pronounce it that way, when they do, it's usually because they're clenching their teeth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogePamyuPamyu

Oh... Okay well maybe she was clenching her teeth while singing haha. Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

Seems like she's trying to make it sound a bit "harder" to go with the beat. Artistic licence. None of the Swedes I know pronounce it quite like that.

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