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Re: OT: tetraphthongs & pentaphthongs (was: Many consonants)

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 7, 2001, 14:59
daniel andreasson wrote:
> Kristian Jensen wrote: > > > I mentioned this before some time ago, Danish has > > something that may well be called a tetraphthong: > > > > "bjerg" [bj&Q?w] > > I once had a girlfriend whose last name was Bjerg. > Luckily for me she was Swedish (her mom was Danish) > so she didn't mind my pronouncing it [bj&rg]. :) > > (As Kristian can verify, I suck at Danish. :-\ )
Danish is also a difficult language to master without torturing your tongue and throat first. Most Danes I think admit this, so I think most Danes would accept [bj&rg] as perfectly admissable -- especially if uttered by a Swede ;) -kristian- 8)