Re: USAGE: Oddity
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 26, 2004, 14:28|
Quoting John Cowan <cowan@...>:
> I ran into this on languagehat.com:
> a æ å æ ø å æ å
> which is West Jutish for "jeg er på øen på åen", viz. "I am on the
> island on the river".
> So what's the IPA for that?
I'll leave that for someone who knows Danish, but this reminded me of a line
my late paternal grandfather used liked to draw attention to:
i å ä e ö
Standard Swedish: _i ån är det en ö_ "in the river there is an island". Notice
that there's nothing corresponding to _det_ "there" in the småländska version.
Pronunciation is boringly unexciting; [i: o: E: e: 2:].