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The ååååååå...word

E J Reklam
post 31.Oct.2005, 05:00 PM
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If there is one swedish word I am reluctant to use it is ååååååå (sp?). The problem is, to english ears, it sounds like the kind of noise you might make if you were a dribbling looney.
Whilst I appreciate that every language has it's own "uhuh" word, this one gets somewhat overused.
Conversational examples:

Answering the phone: "ååååååå..."
Saying goodbye on the phone: "ååååååå..."
"är du inte riktigt klok?"..."ååååååå..."

Trouble is...I am unconciously starting to use it myself now...aaaaarrrrggggghhhh!
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FR
post 31.Oct.2005, 05:05 PM
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Joined: 22.Oct.2005

I think the French "euh" is worse. smile.gif
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*Littlefair*
post 31.Oct.2005, 05:17 PM
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The English mmmm hmmm is the best
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Jeanette
post 31.Oct.2005, 05:52 PM
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Joined: 11.Sep.2005

Hang on, 'ååååååå'? Don't you mean 'aaaahhhhh'?

I've never heard anyone say 'åååååååå'. Maybe it's a local dialect.

I'm most concerned at the moment with perfecting my 'Oj oj'.
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E J Reklam
post 31.Oct.2005, 06:00 PM
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Well, I do live in Skaraborg and the dialect is somewhat different to the "shoe" (sju) brigade in Stockholm but it's definitely not aaaaaahhhhhh (which reads a lot more ecstatic). If I were to try and write it phonetically in English (impossible, obviously) it would be "oorrrrrrrrrrr" eller "awe". Just think "dribbling moron".
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 31.Oct.2005, 07:27 PM
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"aahhhhh" - meaning "good".
"ååå?" - meaning "what?"
"Ååååhh" - You annoy me..
"Xxx" - meaning ???
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Lelebeauxart
post 31.Oct.2005, 07:45 PM
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Joined: 26.Oct.2005

It is "ah". Like "ah?"

And it's like saying, "yep"
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 31.Oct.2005, 07:51 PM
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"ahhahhahhahh" is not like "yepyepyepye", but more like a woman having some fun.
"aaah" is more like the "Yep"
"Usch..." is more like the germany "Achhh" and Norwegian "Æsj"
"hiiiii" is the toilet sound...
"aiaiai" meaning "Ai ai ai"
"Ja ja ja" mening "a willing woman.."
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*Dusty Feather*
post 31.Oct.2005, 08:23 PM
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What's a willie woman ?
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 31.Oct.2005, 08:31 PM
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You know like: "Ja ja ja Helga.. Komst du... Snell.. Snell... Achh"
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*Dusty Feather*
post 31.Oct.2005, 09:16 PM
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Ach zo

I saw that video.
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*marshman*
post 31.Oct.2005, 09:23 PM
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Can't see the problem,as an English man the "sju"word is much more daunting and to my horror,when I first moved to Sweden my telephone number was 70577,I swore blind those buggers a telekom knew i was English. sad.gif
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 31.Oct.2005, 09:46 PM
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What about the number 6 (sex)???
Imagine the norwegian company "Toten Transport" driving on the Autobahn in Germany..
Ha ha.. "Toten" means "The dead" in germany... laugh.gif
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FR
post 31.Oct.2005, 09:52 PM
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Joined: 22.Oct.2005

Swedish men say "bra" with a straight face. Try get an Englishman to do that.
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*Ender Mark*
post 31.Oct.2005, 09:59 PM
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McIver

Try this

" The Old New Thing : It's embarrassing how little Swedish you need ...

Argh. That sju/sjo sound is just impossible for me, and it pops up everywhere. ...

Sju is pronounced like shoe, except it's not wink.gif ..."


http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/.../29/101349.aspx
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