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Nasality på svensk

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 19, 2002, 15:32
Infödingar --

Okay, so I'm thinking that, without the benefit of having met a
native speaker since I decided to learn Swedish, I've managed to
develop a reasonably unembarassing Swedish accent, grave and acute
accents and all.

Now a tape I picked up in Japan on learning Swedish has a guy and a
woman on it. The guy speaks normally, but the chick has, how shall I
put this, a definite twang in her voice. I chocked it up to her
individual pronunciation and as something I did not wish to imitate,
and left it at that. But I was watching OP:7 on TV the other night
(is everyone in Sweden that cute? heck, even the shlubs on the show
are good-looking), and a couple of the characters had the same kind
of, for lack of a better term, tinny nasality.  I can't describe the
phenomenon well, and I can't reproduce it, but natives, what is it
that I'm noticing? A regionalism? Swedes with deviated septa or cleft
palates? I mean "by" sounds like /by~~~~~/, fint like /fi~~~~nt/, etc.




daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>Nasality pa svenska
BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
BP Jonsson <bpj@...>Nasality pa svenska