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Peter fra LAFriday 22nd of October 2004 11:46:15 PM
Norsk PHRASES 00 -
Under Construction

Click here to see a list of all PHRASE lessons.

Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

ALPHABET
Alfabetet

a /AH/

b /BEH/

c /SEH/

d /DEH/

e /EH/

f /EHFF/

g /GEH/

h /HOH/

i /EE/

j /YEH/

k /KOH/

l /EHLL/

m /EHMM/

n /EHNN/

o /OO/

p /PEH/

q /KEW/

r /AER/

s /EHSS/

t /TEH/

u /EW/

v /VEH/

w /DOHB-BEHLT-VEH/

x /EHKS/

y /EE/

z /SEHTT/

/AE/

/UH/

/OH/

Land (English meaning: Land) [Phonetic: /LAHN/]
Viktig (English meaning: Important) [Phonetic: /VEEK-TEE/, to my ear the K is rather soft and I sometimes hear it as if it is /VEEG-TEE/]
Hva (English menaing: What) [Phonetic: /VAH/]

Each vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y, , , ) in a stressed syllable is either long (about three times longer than you are in the habit of holding it) or very short.
MarjaSunday 24th of October 2004 08:32:13 AM
Takk Peter! :) - I just wanted to say good job and thank you for all these wonderful phrase lessons you've compiled on here. I'm just starting out with Norwegian and have found them extremely helpful and very well organised! :)
Peter fra LAMonday 25th of October 2004 10:05:08 PM
- [quote]Originally posted by mekare


I just wanted to say good job and thank you for all these wonderful phrase lessons you've compiled on here. I'm just starting out with Norwegian and have found them extremely helpful and very well organised! :)[/quote]

You are welcome,

I am going to add a couple additional phonetic ways you may hear a letter of the alphabet spoken. Norway has lots of dialect variations so you may also see

h /HAW/
j /YOHD/
k /KAW/
/AW/

Also, if you have trouble with
r /AER/ then just think of the Enlgish word AIR and you will get the AE vowel pronounced well.
kerrynThursday 25th of November 2004 01:06:07 PM
- this is really helpful, thank u so much!