My dictionary says Swedish ignorans is pronounced in four ways: ingnorans, ingnorangs, injorans, injorangs I don't know if Norwegian ignoranse is also pronounced in various ways. If so, which pronunciation is most prevalent? I'm a bit confused when it comes to the pronunciation of /gn/ cluster in loanwords in both Swedish and Norwegian. For example, the pronunciation of /gn/ in diagnos/diagnose and kognition/kognisjon is just [gn], probably because they look like unassimilated loanwords. However, there seem to be no general rules and several pronunciations appear to be allowed or tolerated. Is it just a matter of personal taste?