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Re: Danish was:Re: NATLANG ruki-rule in Slavic

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 20, 2003, 12:22
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:58:01 -0400 > From: Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> > > I've always felt that Danish has a very "blurry" sound to it. > > Also, there's something going on with a number of the vowels (at least in > koebenhavnsk, which is all that I really know) such that they are > glottalized or something, giving them an odd, somewhat grating quality. I > can reproduce the effect in words such as gaette "guess", but I can't > precisely say what I am doing, except to say that it feels "glottalized."
Creaky voice, is the technical term. According to some, it's much more marked in males' pronunciation --- not using it will certainly mark a guy as effeminate. There's also the "broken accent" = 'st