* Danish

The plosives are p b t d k g:
	Symbol		Word			Transcription
	p		pande			"pan@
	b		bande			"ban@
	t		tand			tan?
	d		dan			dan?
	k		kalde			"kal@
	g		galde			"gal@
The fricatives are f s:
	f		finde			"fen@
	s		stand			sdan?
The approximants are v D j h:
	v		vinde			"ven@
	D		bide			"bi:D@
	j		Jul			ju:?l
	h		hest			hEsd
The nasals are m n N:
	m		mile			"mi:l@
	n		ny			ny?
	N		lunge			"loN@
The liquids are l R:
	l		land			lan?
	R		ride			"Ri:D@
Stød is symbolised by ? and may be found in syllables containing a long stressed vowel, or a short stressed vowel, or a short stressed vowel followed by a voiced consonant, e.g. p{u: - pE:?u, peu: - pEu?

Pure Vowels
The vowel system chosen for broad phonetic transcription is i e E a A y 2 9 u o O @, with all vowels except @ occurring with a length distinction (i: e: E: {: A: y: 2: 9: u: o: O:). The unrounded front vowels are exemplified in the following:

	Symbol		Word			Transcription
	i:		mile			"mi:l@
	i		ville			"vil@
	e:		mele			"me:l@
	e		visse			"ves@
	E:		mæle			"mE:l@
	E		tække			"tEk@
	{:		male			"m{:l@
	a		malle			"mal@
The central vowels are:
	A:		parken			"pA:g=n
	A		pakken			"pAg=n
	@		unstressed		final e
The rounded front vowels are:
	y:		hyle			"hy:l@
	y		hylde			"hyl@
	2:		køle			"k2:l@
	2		kølle			"k2l@
	9:		høne			"h9:n@
	9		hønse			"h9ns@
The back vowels are:
	u:		kule			"ku:l@
	u		kulde			"kul@
	o:		fole			"fo:l@
	o		foto			"fodo
	O:		måne			"mO:n@
	O		munde			"mOn@
	Q:		kåre			"kQ:@
	Q		kors			kQs
The falling diphthongs may be most economically analysed phonemically as vowel plus j,v, or r, but for broad phonetic representation within SAMPA they are analysed as vowel plus i, u or Q, for example:
	Ai		sejle			"sAil@
	Qi		søjle			"sQil@
	ui		huje			"hui@ (extremely rare)
	i:i		pige			"pi:i@
	e:i		ege			"e:i@ conservative pronunciation
	E:i		læge			"lE:i@
	iu		ivrig			"iuRi
	eu		peber			"peu@R
	Eu		evne			"Eun@
	i:u		hive			"hi:u
	e:u		leve			"le:u
	E:u		hæve			"hE:u
	au		havn			hau?n
	yu		syv			syu
	2u		døvstum			"d2usdom
	9u		støvle			"sd9ul@
	iQ		kirke			"kiQk@
	EQ		bær			bEQ
	9Q		smør			sm9Q

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Maintained by J.C. Wells. Created 1995 09 19, last modified 1996 03 18