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Learn the norwegian tones/pitch accents

June 15, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreas83

I already have enough problems telling different words apart!

Actually these tones are easy for me to hear, because I failed for years in learning Mandarin. But in Mandarin these tones are well documented....

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgstcd

I have to say that was quite frightening. I won't be ordering beans in Norway, just in case.

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tbs_

Don't worry about it, I didn't know we had this stuff until I saw the video, it's that subtle! The chance for confusion is probably very little.

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CecilieO.

Don't worry, mostly you understand what people mean from the context more than how you say it. Also, you can say "Bønna" in real life about beans, and "bønder" about farmers ;)

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/turidbrox

FYI: the only accepted written form of bønner (beans) is "bønner". I think most dialects would pronounce it "bønner" as well, but north of Trondheim one might say "bønna" (for "beans")? Where's your dialect from, Cecilie?

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tbs_

I personally pronounciate the D (sorry django) in bønder.

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CecilieO.

I'm from nordland, so that might be part of it ;) But doesn't people that generally use the a-ending say "bønna" in the south as well (hedmark or the oslo-øst area)?

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/turidbrox

I think of myself as speaking Oslo/Oslo øst dialect, and would say "bønnene "(the beans), but "bønna"/"bønnene" (the farmers). But I have no idea what the Oppland/Hedmark dialects would be like.

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrisBp

Det er bra den her var lagt ut for alle som lærer å snakke norsk. It's good this was posted for all the people learning Norwegian.

June 17, 2015
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