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Danish after Swedish

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I just recently finished my Swedish tree, so I decided to give Danish a go while I continue strengthening Swedish. Hoo boy... I think the experience can best be described by the lower half of this webcomic page: http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=180

3 years ago

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DespoinaTi
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Did you find it difficult? I'm thinking about starting the Danish tree this week (I have completed the Swedish tree too)

3 years ago

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Well, I've only got two basic units under my belt so far, so that might flavor my answer :-P but no, not hard, really. The hardest part is hearing it; it almost sounds like if Swedish and French had a baby together. Swedish base, with that French tendency to simply not pronounce certain parts of a lot of words.

3 years ago

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I see. But maybe it is a matter of getting used to the pronounciation.. Anyway, thanks for the response :)

3 years ago

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Probably :-) Though the Danish team apparently has also joked about the TTS voice being less than fantastic. I believe the description used was "sometimes a sailor, sometimes my drunk aunt who lives out in the countryside." :-P

3 years ago

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Hahahaha!!! What an awesome description!! :D

3 years ago

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Go Norwegian then! :D

I hear lots of Swedish when listening to things in Norwegian, and I barely know any Swedish... :)

3 years ago

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Oh believe me, once team Norwegian finishes the Bokmål course, I'll be diving right in!

3 years ago

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You should watch The Bridge series :D.

3 years ago