Grammar Lesson 7:Intonation
It is sometimes very important to pronounce the word right, since another intonation would alter the meaning:
- Hon (when using a short "o" it means she, when using a long "o" it means "the sink")
- Sen (when using a long "e" it means late, when using a short "e" it means later (in spoken Swedish - later in written Swedish is "sedan")
- Kort (when pronouncing the "o" as "o" it means card/cards, when pronouncing "o" like "å" it means short.
- Brunnen (when intonating both vowels, it means burnt/down/, and when intonating "u" it means "well or spa")
- Rest (short "e" gives a piece of left over, and long "e" gives the meaning has/travelled)
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