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_de_ i svenska (var Question about anaphora)

From:Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Date:Sunday, June 1, 2003, 11:25

> >Hm, just to clarify: _de_ is pronounced [dOm], at least in > Sweden. I'll > let those with more grounding than me in _nordiska språkhistoria_ > explain the discrepancy. > > In some parts of sweden it's pronounced /tei/, /tej/, /tey/, > or different versions on that
Is that way up north, Jämtland/Lappland/whatever? I woudn't be surprised. My understanding is that one can't really ascribe those dialects to either Swedish or Norwegian, since Scandinavian dialects appear to be divided quite independently of the political borders. One could make this into an essentialist explanation, but I can't think of a good one just now.
> (I even occasionally get in a [T] there...especially if the > previous word ends in a labial).
> Most people when reading aloud read _de_ as > [dOm]. Me, I'm trying to use [dOm] as accusative, and dem as > dative, (since no one notices).
You actually distinguish them (I mean Acc./Dat.)? Wow. How about the 3sg. then? Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb


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