Liisi wrote:I can't hear any difference in how you pronounce the letter y in pöytä, tyyppi/typpi (there is no such word as "tyypi"), löyly or any other word containing that letter. They sound all exactly the same. I'm a native Finnish speaker, I haven't studied Finnish phonetics, this is just how I hear it... I agree with you, CoBB the Generous, it's possible this is something (advanced) students of Finnish might know better than natives.
Varislintu wrote:(...) but now I've said them so many times I don't know what I'm hearing anymore.
CoBB the Generous wrote:I would rather say 'työselkä' has all the interesting sounds.
Liisi wrote:I admit I have no idea what this word means...
CoBB the Generous wrote:Liisi wrote:I admit I have no idea what this word means...
It's just a non-word to have the incriminated sounds in one place. Of course, you can use your imagination and think about how työ and selkä might go together.
Liisi wrote:I have the same problem now... and I have even lost the meaning of these words! It's funny, even your own name will sound strange if you repeat it long enough!
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