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