Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Lesson 3: Schomething schtranger
is part three of a series of four (so far)
horrifically bad Swedish lessons.
(Warning: Off-color content and copious swearing,
but nevertheless very funny.)
Boz has been living in Sweden since June,
and two of his so-called friends have been putting together
Swedish language tapes for him.
Listen along as he goes through the tapes, trying to repeat
each of the phrases.
Each of the lessons does illustrate a genuine detail of the
Swedish language, even though Slaygon and Makke choose to
illustrate the points using sentences you're unlikely to
encounter in your average Swedish textbook...
One fine point of pronunciation that doesn't get much attention in
textbooks is the Swedish long "i" sound.
Most sources just tell you to pronounce it like English "ee",
but you're also supposed to
push it towards the back of the mouth,
so that you sound like Kermit the Frog.
I tend to pronounce it like English "ee" and forget to do the Kermit thing.
Just like with my problems with "sj",
it's not that I don't know how to do it; I just forget.