the slow version is pronounced "sent" and the fast one "shent". I don't know if it is a problem...
I have actually seen that video... didn't think it would apply to contractions between words... interesting!
Well, it does depend on the dilect. Where I live they say it kinda like like "saint"
Where my fiancè lives they are almost never using the retroflexive 'sh' sound.
Yeah, I was watching a video and a guy said, «de kommer hjem seint om kvelden», but I thought he spoke the Oslo-dialect. Anyone know why that is?
I'm just having a hard time adjusting to some word order lately... Is there a reason for "sent" being before "hjemme" even though it translates to the reverse, or is it just "one of those things" that one must remember?
It seems that in other Germanic languages like German, Dutch and Norwegian adverbs are ordered time, manner, place, while English does it place, manner, time. :)
Can 'Du er sent hjemme' also mean that someone is actually late, as in missing a curfew?
Wouldn't "sent" be modifying "du" here, in which case it shouldn't be neuter?
I enetered "You are late getting home" and it was accepted, if that helps anyone!
Why is it "du er sen" but "du er sent hjemme". The first adjective and the second adverb? If so, do the adverbs typically take the neuter form of the adjective?
Does anyone else find the accepted answer "You are late at home" unnatural? "You are home late" means 'You arrived home late'. "You are late at home" kind of sounds like you normally do not stay home so late, but on this occasion, you are staying at home late, as if you normally go to work at night. However, it can't mean the same as "You are home late". Perhaps the Norwegian reflects both meanings, but still the wording is wrong.
"You are late at home" does sound really weird but is grammatically correct in both contexts.
I'd say it means "Late in the day I am at home". Grammatically this is correct and very close to the Norwegian, which seems to include having arrived and being at home.
You use "hjem" when you want to say to home; it's used to refer to movement to the location. "hjemme" is used when you want to say at home. It refers to being at the location, not going to it.
There are quite a few prepositions that work this way in Norwegian. Take for example:
- opp versus oppe
- hjem versus hjemme
- ned versus nede
- inn versus inne
- ut versus ute
The first version of all of those refers to movement in whatever direction is specified. The second version refers to being in that location already — it just states a position, not movement.