Norwegian alphabet: silent letters
A few letters in the Norwegian alphabet can be silent. In this video you will learn which letters these are and when they are not pronounced.
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I grew up around old Norwegians who immigrated to North Dakota around the turn of the Twentieth Century. They all spoke a sort of English that was more Norwegian than not, and I knew that some letters weren’t pronounced. And, they could never explain it to me. It just was. And, finally, now I know what the letters are and where they are not pronounced. Thanks.
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Isn’t the g also silent in the words Jeg, deg, og meg?
Not really, but they are pronounced [j] instead of [g]. So you say [jæj], [mæj], [dæj].
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RD in ferdig and gardin no are silence !!
They merge into another sound.
I think you forgot the gj combination.
True, the gj at the beginning of the word also has a silent g.
So, the g becomes a j in the word geit but it remains a hard g in Geiranger. Just a linguistic curiosity?
Yes! Unfortunately languages are not always logical …
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