Sunday, June 21, 2009

A funny article on Swedish pronunciation.

I really recommend everyone who studies Swedish, who is thinking about studying it or who has Swedish friends who speak funny English to read this very easy going article.

Some random extracts:

"Like Chinese, but mostly meaningless"

"To master the art of applying tones correctly in Swedish is not an easy task, and incorrect tonality sounds extremely ridiculous. For a foreign learner of Swedish it is better not even to try, but to apply the "flat" tone of Finland-Swedish, which is an accepted, easily understandable and well regarded Swedish dialect."

"As good as on the job --- Ass, good ass, on the yob."

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Finland-Swedish part!

    The "... well regarded Swedish dialect" made my day. You (the author I mean) can't be serious!