For me, it sounds more like "strength"
Yeah, but that's with the standard
pronunciation of the word. In most instances in the colloquial language where postvocalic [ɲ]
is followed by a consonant, it gets reduced to a mere /j/
. Thus, I'm revising the original post: i,e shtrenjtë
, in its standard pron. [ʃtɾɛɲtə]
expensive strength i,e shtrenjtë
, in its colloquial pron. /ʃtɾɛjt/ straight