Can anybody provide a definitive answer on how to pronounce "och"?
I have heard it pronounced so many different ways... the voice here gives it a sort of breathy "ooh" sound, but listening to Swedish music has given it some peculiar twists, like the rounded "O" sound from Kent and the "wee" sound from Veronica Maggio, and even Forvo has a pronunciation that sounds like "ott".
Is it an accent thing? If so, which is the "proper" Swedish way of saying it? And do you personally have a different way of saying it?
Tack så mycket!
The /k/ part ('ch') is silent, unless the word is very emphasised. Thus, the pronunciation is /ɔ/.
I also have noticed that "och" is pronounced in many different ways, I have heard "åk", "o" and "å".
From what I know, the usual pronunciation ignores the "k" sound, so it's pronounced like a vocal, something like "å" or "o".
"wee" sound from Veronica Maggio
Mind giving us the song and line? I haven't noticed it.
The stress is "DU och jag NU". Since neither "och" nor "jag" is stressed we hear: "Du! o ja nu!" with "o" pronounced as /ɔ/ (like Zmrzlina said above).