How do you pronounce the letter J in Norwegian?
J is pronounced as English y. Ki, kj and tj are pronounced as the h in English huge (with more friction) or the ch in German ich, e.g. kirke ‘church’. O especially when long is u-like. For example, o in sola ‘the sun’ is, ironically, close the vowel in English moon.
So Swedish ‘gäst’ sounds like the first syllable in ‘yesterday’. Before a, o, å, u it is pronounced hard as in English ‘go’. j is always pronounced like y, as in ‘yes’.
How do you pronounce TJ in Norwegian?
Norwegian pronunciation: Learn how to say TJ/KJ
The sound is ‘tj’. Tjene, tja. Also, in a few words, the T-J is pronounced as the sound ‘kj’ such as in the word tjue and also in the word tjukk.
Is Norwegian a gendered language?
Norwegian Bokmål has three genders – feminine, masculine and neuter. Each noun is associated with one specific gender only. There are no simple rules for knowing which noun belongs to which gender; the only way of learning is to memorize it.
Can Swedish pronounce J?
The j by itself is completely normal in Swedish. In the International Phonetic Alphabet it is written as /j/. In English the letter y is used to write this sound, for example: yet. There are a few exceptions in words adopted from French, for example justera, jour, journalist, journal and jalusi.
What country pronounces j as Y?
The great majority of Germanic languages, such as German, Dutch, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, use ⟨j⟩ for the palatal approximant /j/, which is usually represented by the letter ⟨y⟩ in English. Notable exceptions are English, Scots and (to a lesser degree) Luxembourgish.
What kind of sound is J?
The /j/ phoneme is called the “palatal approximant,” which means that you form a narrow space in the middle of your mouth with your tongue. The j sound is made through the mouth and is Voiced, which means you vibrate your vocal chords to make the sound.
How do you pronounce G or J?
The first rule is that letter “g” is pronounced as /j/ when it is followed by letter “e”, “i” or “y”. This is why you will find letter “g” pronounced differently even in the same words such as gorge, grudge and language. It is the “e” that comes next to “g” that changes the sound.
How do you say E in Norwegian?
The E in the language is pronounced like the “e” in get. The vowel I is pronounced like the “i” in the word ski, while the vowel O is pronounced with an “oo” sound as in the word school. The vowel U is pronounced like the “u” in flu.
What sound does Ö make?
To pronounce the ö-sound, say “ay” as in day (or as in the German word See). While continuing to make this sound, tightly round your lips. Look in a mirror to make sure your lips are actually rounded. Voilà!