* Norwegian

There are six plosives:
Symbol		Word			Transcription
	p		hopp			hOp
	b		labb			lAb
	t		lat			lA:t
	d		ladd			lAd
	k		takk			tAk
	g		tagg			tAg
There are six fricatives:
	f		fin			fi:n
	v		vin			vi:n
	s		lass			lAs
	S		skyt			Sy:t
	C		kino			Ci:nu	(not syllable-final)
	j		gi			ji:
	h		ha			hA:
There are five sonorant consonants (nasals, liquids, trills)
	m		lam			lAm
	n		vann			vAn
	N		sang			sAN
	l		fall			fAl
	r		prøv			pr2:v
There are 9 long vowels:
	i:		vin			vi:n
	e:		sen			se:n
	{:		vær			v{:r
	A:		hat			hA:t
	y:		lyn			ly:n
	2:		søt			s2:t
	O:		våt			vO:t
	u:		bok			bu:k
	}:		lun			l}:n
and nine short vowels:
	i		vind			vin
	e		send			sen
	{		vært			v{rt
	A		hatt			hAt
	y		lynne			lyne
	2		søtt			s2t
	O		vått			vOt
	u		bukk			buk
	}		lund			l}n
There are seven diphthongs:
	{i		vei			v{i
	2y		høy			h2y
	A}		sau			sA}
	Ai		kai			kAi
	Oy		konvoy			kunvOy
	}i		hui			h}i
	ui		hoi			hui
In addition there are important allophonic variants for which the transcription has been agreed:
	rt		hardt			hArt	(retroflex t)
	rd		verdi			v{rdi:	(retroflex d)
	rl		ærlig			{:rli	(retroflex l)
	rn		garn			gA:rn	(retroflex n)
	rL		blå			brLO:	(retroflex flap)
In cases where the dental consonants do not change into retroflexes, they are transcribed using the separator sign (ASCII 45), e.g.
	r-d		verdig			v{r-di

Norwegian has two contrasting tonemes, but only in stressed syllables. Tone 1 is indicated by the ordinary stress mark, Tone 2 by a doubled stress mark, e.g.

stress and toneme 1	bønder			"b2n@r		(peasants) 	
stress and toneme 2	bønner			""b2n@r		(beans) 	

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Maintained by J.C. Wells. Created 1995 09 20. Last modified 1999 09 10 (correction to one transcribed word)