Pronounciation of kött.
If you're American, sorry for the British spellings.
Anyways, when I was doing the lesson on food, in swedish, I noticed that 'k' in kött was pronounced 'ch' or something like that.
Is that how 'k' is always pronounced or is this an exception?
K can take that sound, or a hard regular K. It depends on the following vowel.
K + e, i, y, ä, ö = Soft K
K + a, o, u, å = Hard K
I am not a swedish speaker, but I finished the tree, and from what I saw, it depends on the vowel coming after 'k'.
Basically, this dependency exists in many languages, English is no exception. Example:
Cat vs Cinnamon
Same letter, different pronunciation, depending on the upcoming vowel.
True, we do have the hard/soft rules as written already. Keep in mind though that Swedish has adopted many French words ( and English), and we don't really like the Q letter so they are spelt with K instead. An example is Queue - Kö, really breaks the hard/soft rules. Then we have onomatopoeic ( I hate this word ) and slang words, which also can violate the pronunciation rules; Kissekatt - ❤❤❤❤❤ cat, Kissa - pee, Kille - guy, etc.