I'm sure someone noted this before, but I'm hearing "em kvinne". Is that just how you pronounce it?
I agree. When our pronouncing lady says the whole "sentence" I hear "en", but when she says "en" separately I hear "em". Is that correct?
but what is the correct pronounce? "en" or "em"?
That is not how you pronounce it, but the m and n is very similar and can be hard tell which is which especially when you are discussing those.
so "en" is the correct pronounce, not "em"?
From the notes for the lesson I understood that feminine nouns can be treated as masculine ones. So "kvinne" is more commonly used with the male gender signifier "en" than with the female one "ei" ?
Norwegian gender signifiers are not very strict when it comes to the female gender. You can use both "Ei" and "En". Allthough you can't use "Ei" on male or neuter.
Thank you! That's all I needed to know :)
Does duolingo have a pronunciation guide?
I made one here.
Not possible to access from the app!!
Link doesn't respond!!
(29th September, 2019)
Rs is pronounced /ʂ/, not /ʃ/.
No. You should have a look at this post though: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8743273
Also, questions not relevant to the task should ideally be asked about in the forum.
Do all feminine nouns end in e? Not saying all nouns that end in e are feminine, but you have kvinne, jente, suppe, skilpadde, and krabbe.
No, "bok", "dør" and "ku" are also feminine nouns. :)
The reason many feminine norwegian words ends with an "e" (but not all) is because a lot of the language is taken from the german language (and the other way) in german (as you know) words ending with "e" is always feminine.
It isn't because the two languages borrowed from each other, but rather because they share a distant common ancestry. (:
Yes, while they both belong to the Germanic family, Norwegian is North Germanic and German West Germanic (just like English).
That's NOT TRUE!!
"Junge" ("boy", in German) ends in "e" and it's obviously NOT a feminine word!!
"kvinne" sound very similar to the English "queen" to me. Is this a coincidence?
They're etymologically related. In Norway, all women are queens. :)
That was easy :D
I got it wrong cause i forgot how to spell kvinne