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Seeking recommendations for pronouncing words
« on: May 20, 2016, 03:14:20 pm »
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Any chance I can get a source to help me with the pronunciation of the words.

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Re: Seeking recommendations for pronouncing words
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 06:56:56 pm »
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Any chance I can get a source to help me with the pronunciation of the words.

 
The thread in which you originally posted this is a thread in which experienced heathens post resources for those less experienced, not a thread for asking for resources. I've split your request into its own thread, where it's likely to be more noticeable and receive more responses.

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Re: Seeking recommendations for pronouncing words
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 07:20:56 pm »
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Any chance I can get a source to help me with the pronunciation of the words.

English is not my native tongue, so I am the wrong person to ask.

Something, that could be useful to know, is that Icelanders, Norwegians, Danes and Swedes nowadays pronounce words with a common source in four different ways, so deity-names are not pronounced in exactly the same way. That is hardly surprising. For comparison purposes: An Oxford professor probably pronounce many English words in a different way, than an industrial worker in Glasgow, but both of them speak English.

In some cases inflections, declinations and conjugations works in different ways. For instance: I know how to use the Swedish verb blota grammatically, but not its Icelandic counterpart blóta.

A lot of modern Swedes uses the word blota semantically in a wrong way: The object is the deity, not the sacrificial gift.

The letter ∂ is pronounced like English 'this', not like English 'thin'.

The rune looking like a semicircle on the right side of an I, is pronounced like English 'thin', not like English 'this'. The Icelanders have kept that sound, Scandinavians have not.
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Re: Seeking recommendations for pronouncing words
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 07:25:04 pm »
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The thread in which you originally posted this is a thread in which experienced heathens post resources for those less experienced, not a thread for asking for resources. I've split your request into its own thread, where it's likely to be more noticeable and receive more responses.

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Thank you, I looked in the sticky and in the SIG and couldn't find anything.

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Re: Seeking recommendations for pronouncing words
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 07:39:52 pm »
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Any chance I can get a source to help me with the pronunciation of the words.


Perhaps something about additional vowel letters in Scandinavia:

Do you see the letter A with a loop on the top of it, if I press this button on the keyboard:
Å or å?

It is a Swedish letter with a sound almost identical to the English word awe.

The Swedish letter Ä or ä has the same sound as the Danish-Norwegian letter æ (Æ) - and I hope that you see an ae or AE when I press that button on the keyboard. It is almost identical to the vowel sounds in the English words air, flair, bear, care, but could in some dialects come closer to cat, rat, at, bat, hat.

The Swedish letter Ö or ö has the same sound as the Danish-Norwegian letter ø (Ø) - and I hope that you see an o or O crossed with the sign / when I press that button on the keyboard. I have seen that sound represented by the spelling oe or OE in English and German. It is not very far from - but not entirely identical to - the sound in the English words hurdle, curdle, Curwen, murder...

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