If it helps you to remember it then you can think of it that way, but the truth is that there isn't necessarily any relation between grammatical gender and biological sex.
The other common word for child, "unge", is masculine - but still used to describe both boys and girls.
Just curious, I can translate what I read very quickly. Yet having a little difficulty (or doubt) on how to properly pronounciate some words.
I am pronouncing "Jeg" (I) as "yiy" (e.g. yay, yey..yiy). I assume I'm almost right on - I simply want to get as close as I possibly can. Takk!
Correct IPA pronunciation is
/bɑːɳ/. In my opinion, I would also insert a superscripted retroflex approximant ɻ after the colon because, although faint, it is present when pronouncing the word.
Note that r changes from the alveolar flap "ɾ" (single rolled r) to retroflex approximant "ɻ" (American-sounding r) before d, t, s, n and l regardless whether it's touching these letters or not. In the case of barn, to make the pronunciation of the following letter easier, r also pulls the "n" backwards so it becomes the velar nasal "ŋ" (otherwise, it sounds as the alveolar nasal "n").
Liker du brus?
The first r is retroflex ɻ (d also changes into the voiced retroflex stop ɖ) and the second r is the alveolar flap ɾ