Zorba wrote:Jeg har set mange danske film. Jeg elsker dem fordi de er vigtige og morsomme: jeg elsker mørk humor. Jeg taler ikke dansk, men jeg vil gerne læere det. Jeg tænker synes at dansk er et skukt ???? sprog , men jeg kunner ved at mange menneskere ikke elsker kan lide danske.
I don't really know who the regulars are on this forum, but Hej!, and I'd warmly appreciate your corrections to my little text above. I'm sure there's LOTS of mistakes cos I've never even written a single Danish sentence before.
Idioterne [The Idiots] - Lars von Trier - 1998.
Adams æbler [Adam's Apples]- Anders Thomas Jensen - 2005.
Italiensk for begyndere [Italian for Beginners] - Lone Scherfig - 2002.
I may have seen a couple of others as well, but these are the ones I remember best. Any comments on Danish film would be appreciated, or suggestions on what to watch text.
SImon Gray wrote:I don't really think this forum has any regulars. I love to help out when someone posts something, but this doesn't happen all too often.
Anders Thomas Jensen is the best script writer in Denmark. He always writes a mixture tragedy and comedy, it's his trademark. Adams Æbler is perhaps the most extreme example of this. I liked it, but I Kina Spiser De Hunde, Gamle Mænd i Nye Biler and Blinkende lygter are much better.
I dag jeg har læst to kapiteler af min danske grammatik.
So how's my translation?
The Danish society has roots which go [litt: stretch] (?) more several than a thousand years back in time. It is important to know the history of Denmark, so that if you (one) want to understand Danish society as it is today. The welfare state (lit. welfare society), the political system, the culture and everyday life are all results of long historical development.
vigtig = important
en rod (pl rødder) = root
udvikle = to develop
udvikling = development
samfundet = society (use def. article in Danish) (yup)
What is "rækker"? (present tense of to stretch [back in time] - at række [tilbage i tiden])
Then, just for fun, I listened to the recording på dansk and made my own recording of the first paragraph! I've never done this before so it's really bad. But I've put it up here for a laugh anyway, so let me know what you think.
It's pretty bad in parts, but entirely understandable (although heavily accented) in others.
The most amazing thing is that you don't sound American AT ALL (if that's what you are).
Zorba wrote:I dag var jeg var optaget, men jeg fandt tid til at lære nogle få order på dansk. Bestemt, jeg har lærte ti danske verbumer verber: være, få, gå, have, drikke, flyve, dø, sige, give, kende. Jeg har købte "Teach Yourself Danish" og jeg håber om at det vil at ankomme i morgen.
Zorba wrote:Mange tak for listening to a begyndere murder your language.
Zorba wrote:Du har ret... Jeg er ikke amerikaner, jeg er briter britte (I think)
Zorba wrote:What's the difference between "kende", "kunne" and "vide"? Is "kunne" for abilities, like "know how to"? I see you corrected me. And how about "tænke" and "synes" ?
Zorba wrote:My grammar book tells me that final-word ˈdˈ (e.g. ˈhvadˈ, ˈmadˈ is realized as /ð/, but to me it almost sounds like a /l/ on the TY recording ("Hvad hedder din mor?"). Is this normal ?!)
Zorba wrote:Thanks. I wonder what's going in the mouth though that makes it sounds like a /l/? Any phoneticians?
It's worth noting that the Danish /ð/ isn't pronounced quite like the English version; while the English sound is produced with the tounge between both sets of teeth, and indeed exerting a bit of pressure on the upper set, when making the Danish sound the tongue should instead only touch the back of the lower teeth, and the sound is also pronounced more lightly than its English counterpart.
Zorba wrote:Did you have a book for learning Danish phonetics, Marcellus? I'd love something with detailed explanations and IPA. I wonder if it's worth me getting Introduction to Scandinavian phonetics : Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish by Tom Lundskær-Nielsen; Michael P Barnes; Annika Lindskog out of the library here.
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