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Danish Stød (was: Many consonants)

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Thursday, November 8, 2001, 18:25
Lars Henrik skrev:
> > Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 07:45:23 -0500 > > From: Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
> > I don't know what stød sounds like, but I have in several places > > heard it described as "creaky voice". > > Well, it involves creaky voice, but it's a dynamic thing where the > creakiness increases sharply at the end of the sonority peak of a > stressed syllable, sometimes, but by no means always, becoming a > regular glottal stop. > > Glottalized tone might actually be a good term. > > Anyway, some speakers have (non-phonemically) creaky voiced vowels > even in some syllables without stød, so /_k/ on the vowel wouldn't be > the best transcription.
...and some dialects lack stød altogether, notably the southern dialects from southern Jutland (Jylland) to the islands south of Zealand (Sjælland). If you wanna hear how Danish stød sounds like, Muke, I suggest you go to: It is a clickable dialect-map of Denmark. Each link leads you to another page with a sound recording of the chosen dialect and a phonetic transcription of the dialect. The transcription, I'm afraid, is in an internet version of Dania (the Danish phonetic alphabet), but its not too difficult to follow. You also need RealPlayer to play the files. Also remember to avoid the southern dialects, 'cuz they completely lack the stød. -kristian- 8)


Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
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