Pronunciation of Sköldpadda.
Can someone please tell me how to pronounce Sköldpadda. I've listened to it being said numerous times but I just can't figure out how it is pronounced. Tack sa mycket.
My best tip is to imagine the 'sk' as 'hw' and push the air out of your mouth as you start to say the 'ö'. This sound is as tricky to describe as it is to pronounce, hopefully as you come across more words with this sound like skärp, skepp, kanske, etc. it will become easier with practice.
The Sk and Sj make the same sound. I had a very hard time with it myself. You can try the tongue twister Sju skönsjungande sjuksköterskor skötte sjuttiosju sjösjuka sjömän på skeppet "Shanghai".