Shouldn't the s in "sitt" merge with the final r and form a kind of /ʃ/ sound?
Why is the "s" in fortsätter pronounces as /ʃ/?
Is it something to do with the "rt" being next to the s?
Yes, that's the case.
So it is like this even if a consonant separates them?
Yes and no, but mostly yes. They're not separated, since in a cluster of R + D/T/N/S, the entire cluster is made retroflex by the R.
Ok thanks! Retroflex is still something I have to wrap my head around as it doesn't occur in English but I'll get it. :)
How is that symbol pronounced?
A bit late, but /ʃ/ is pronounced "sh", as in "shop" :)
"he goes on with his work"?
I feel that that would rather be "gå vidare".
He forth-sets his work ;)
No "...sitt arbetet", with a final T?
Fortsätter in german would be Fortsetzen
Gå vidare seems like Geh weiter in German.
I might be confused but i'm sure i read previously that 'sin/sitt' can't be used unless the thing they are referring to has been mentioned on the sentence already. I used 'hans' here instead. Have i misunderstood?