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It's Been Said Before

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Pronunciation of Norwegian
Written By: R. G. Popperwell

New Edition

In this volume, first published in 1963, Cambridge lecturer R. G. Popperwell
provides a fascinating and highly accessible guide to the correct
pronunciation of Norwegian. In a text rich with examples and useful
explanations, Popperwell introduces the reader to the intricacies of the
Norwegian spoken in both Oslo specifically, and eastern Norway in general.
Following an introductory chapter which looks at the organs of speech and
their constitution, Popperwell talks the reader through the pronunciation of
Norwegian vowels and diphthongs before furnishing them with the knowledge
required to turn an understanding of written Norwegian into a successful
cognition of the way the language is spoken. Popperwell writes on the
syllabic qualities of the language, the stresses most regularly used and the
rhythmic qualities of spoken Norwegian. This book is both thorough and
engaging, and will be of great use to any student of the Norwegian language.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521157421
Pages: 241
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521059732
Pages: 241
Prices: U.K. £ 32.50