Swedish: Pronunciation of Patrik Andersson

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by PiotrR, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. PiotrR Member

    Chinese (Mandarin)
    Hello. In this recording, the name Patrik Andersson is pronounced in the following way:
    X-SAMPA: [p_hA:_Ft4Ik a_Fnd@s`O_Fn]
    IPA: [pʰɑ̂ːtɾɪk ândəʂɔ̂n]

    My question is: why is there no geminated [ʂː] in Andersson? There are two <s> in the spelling.
  2. Tjahzi

    Tjahzi Senior Member

    Umeå, Sweden
    Swedish (Göteborg)
    Firstly, Swedish orthography is not as coherent as one would wish. A double consonant may be geminated, but not necessarily. What's essential is to always keep in mind that a stressed syllable will always contain a long phoneme, which can be either a vowel or a consonant/a consonant cluster. As such, a narrow transcription of Andersson would be ['anːdəʂɔn]
  3. PiotrR Member

    Chinese (Mandarin)
    Thanks, that's clear!

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