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pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-20, 18:11
by littlepond
Hello everyone!

Sorry if this has been covered in any previous thread, but I couldn't find it. My question was about all those nouns which end in a silent 'd' in their singular, as, I believe, is the case with "et ord" ("a word", with a retroflex R, I believe at the end). When it becomes definite singular (ordet, or, with the biblical meaning, Ordet), does the 'd' still remain silent (and thus both 'd' and 't' to be silent in this word)? Thus, retroflex "R" sound, followed by the "ai" kind of sound?

I am guessing all, or most nouns with silent 'd' at the end, work like this?

Thanks in advance! Mange takk!

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-24, 18:12
by Astrum
Whether the 'd' is silent depends on the dialect. In the dialects where the 'd' in 'ord' is silent (most dialects), it remains silent in definite singular ('ordet').

Whether the 't' is silent also depends on the dialect, but this applies to all neuter nouns that end in 't' because of their declension (definite singular). A silent 'd' does not affect the pronunciation of the 't'.

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-25, 16:43
by littlepond
Thanks so much, Astrum!

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-26, 15:28
by Astrum
Sure thing! Just let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-27, 11:50
by littlepond
Thanks a lot for your offer! Just to clarify further on the same: so, in "gode" (the adjectival form derived from "god") as well, does "d" remain silent in those dialects where "d" is silent in "god"?

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-27, 14:06
by Astrum
Yes. :)

Re: pronunciation of d in the middle (as in Ordet)

Posted: 2017-06-27, 19:37
by littlepond
Thanks again! :)