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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders View Post
    Real Name - Anders (I go by Andy in English most of the time. It get's tiring with people wanting to know how to "pronounce it correctly".)
    Uhm, I can only think of one way to pronounce "Anders" - I can actually think of more ways to pronounce "Andy"... Admittedly it might not have a Norwegian accent when I say it, but of all the Scandinavian names to confuse you, that seems quite far down the list O_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    Uhm, I can only think of one way to pronounce "Anders" - I can actually think of more ways to pronounce "Andy"... Admittedly it might not have a Norwegian accent when I say it, but of all the Scandinavian names to confuse you, that seems quite far down the list O_o
    The d is silent in Norwegian, and the vowels don't correspond correctly to the English version (in fact, in most cases your version of "a" is written as "æ" in Norwegian. But there are inconsistencies on both sides). Also most things we say have a completely different intonation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The d is silent in Norwegian, and the vowels don't correspond correctly to the English version (in fact, in most cases your version of "a" is written as "æ" in Norwegian. But there are inconsistencies on both sides). Also most things we say have a completely different intonation.
    Silent D? What letters don't become soft/silent in Scandinavian languages?! And I have a fair exposure to Swedish, so I guess I am cheating a bit in saying "it's not that hard to do"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    Silent D? What letters don't become soft/silent in Scandinavian languages?! And I have a fair exposure to Swedish, so I guess I am cheating a bit in saying "it's not that hard to do"...
    Most of them don't, it's just a matter of specific placement and other arbitrary rules. I'm convinced it must be a pain in the hole to learn for a non-native.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    Uhm, I can only think of one way to pronounce "Anders" - I can actually think of more ways to pronounce "Andy"... Admittedly it might not have a Norwegian accent when I say it, but of all the Scandinavian names to confuse you, that seems quite far down the list O_o
    Yeah you would think that, wouldn't you. But no. It can be misunderstood. I'm also known as Andres and Andreas. But when I said the pronouncing thing I meant that some people think that because the name is foreign, it is also pronounced in some sexy, exotic way. Which it isn't.

    EDIT. Oh and also, since Orius clearly is from the south, or has been taught by southerners. The d in Anders is NOT silent when pronounced in my glorious North-Western Norwegian accent It is often silent down south, but to hell with them! They're all probably Vanu hippies down there.
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    The south of a country speaking funny? Seems to be a universal problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFractal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    Silent D? What letters don't become soft/silent in Scandinavian languages?!
    None of them. Scandinavians only use letters for writing - in person they just stare silently at each other.

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