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Re: NATLANG ruki-rule in Slavic, Scandinavian languages, Danish

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 22:40
At 11:32 PM 8/20/03 +0400, you wrote:
> > It helps to know the correspondance rules between Swedish and Danish > > orthography and between Danish orthography and pronunciation. > >Well, the former are more or less quite straightfordward, to my >understanding. I also have the latter in a book, but still can't make >head or tail of it. Anyway, there are, as I understand, several norms of >course - thus, some people distinguish _nagle_ and _navle_ and some >don’t, i.e. both are more or less [nawl@].
I had no idea that these two could even be prounounced differently! (But what do I know, I'm en udlaending.)
>Yes, and don't forget the West and South Jutland Danish, with _æ mand_, >_æ kuen_, _æ bå'n_ for _manden_, _konen_, _barnet_.
I am not certain that I would even be able to recognize that as Danish! Isidora