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About phonetic descriptions

long a as in far [ɑː]
jag ja:(g) I
ett svar sva:r an answer
att ta ta: to take
ett klimat klim-a:t a climate
att prata pra:t-a to talk
att sakna sa:k-na to miss, to lack
en potatis po-ta:t-is a potato

short a as in Ah! [a]

en hand hand a hand
en svamp svamp a mushroom
annan an-an other (common)
abstrakt ab-strakt abstract
ensam en-sam alone
att snacka snak-a to chat, to talk (informal)
vatten vat-en water
Short before single m and n
en kam kam a comb
skam skam shame, dishonor/dishonour
kan kan can, am/is/are able to
han han he
en man man a man
Final a is almost always short
att dela de:l-a to share
en ficka fik-a a pocket
de flesta dåm-flest-a most of them
but
bra bra: good, well
att ha ha: to share
la la: laid (past tense of lägga)
en ta ta: a pocket
Hurra! hurr-a: Hurray!

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