Norwegian: pronunciation 'Nølke' [name]


I need to know how to pronounce the name Nølke. Will it be, maybe, /nelk/ or /nelke/?
Thanks in advance.
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  • raumar

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    Nølke is an unusual name, and I don't think I have seen it before. But for an English speaker, I suppose the pronunciation could be written as something like "Null-keh", except that the first vowel should be more like the "u" in "nurse" or the "ea" in "earth". The stress should be on the first syllable.

    In case you speak German, the Norwegian ø is similar to the German ö. I am not very familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet, but I believe that the Norwegian ø-sound is represented with the symbol ø in this alphabet.