Re: W's in Swedish??

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 7662
Date: 2001-06-16

--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:
> Torsten:
> >Jutland Danish ("jysk") south of the Limfjord has v before front
> >vowels, w before back vowels. North of the Limfjord it's w-
> >everywhere.
> That's interesting. My gramma was pronouncing her swedish
> words with a "w", but I'm not sure whether that's because she
> was from Minnesota (American influence) or whether this is
> actually something done in Sweden. (My gramma's parents came from
> Stockholm.)
> - gLeN
A dialect map I have says "initial dw-, tw-, kw-, sw-; v- elsewhere"
North and east of a line dividing West Scania from the rest of
Sweden; but this is really a map of "the old Danish Eastern dialects"
and has no data from Småland and Northwards; and I've never actually
heard it myself, so I can't vouch for it. In Denmark (and I think in
Sweden too) the standard stage impersonation of "the uncle from
America" uses /w/ for /v/.