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I know "sk" with weak vowels sounds like "sh" but I heard someone pronounce skiva like sk.iva and not like sh-iva.
I also have doubt about how to pronounce when "sk" is before consonants like Skriva

For learning: Swedish
Base language: English
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    El sonido de la sk antes de las vocales débiles tiene dos versiones dependiendo de la región. En algunas zonas se pronuncia muy similar (pero no igual) a la "sh" en inglés, en otras ocasiones suena similar (pero no igual) a la "j" mejicana, en palabras como "mujer". El sonido sueco de esta combinación es muy discutido en cuanto a cómo debe producirse. Mi recomendación es tratar de acostumbrarte a uno de los dos sonidos primero, ya sea el de "sh" o el de "j", y practicarlo hasta que puedas pronunciarlo correctamente. Luego de eso puedes variar si lo deseas.

    Sk antes de una consonante suena con los valores independientes de "s" y de "k", no suenan como una combinación.

    Hi Ivan!

    The sk-sound is a little difficult in the Swedish language. You pronounce is different depending on the word.

    Example:
    skriva (writting) --> sk.riva
    åka skidor (skiing) --> åka sj.idor

    So sometimes sk becomes sj-sound. Check this out for more information and there is play button you could press to hear how the sj-pronounciation sounds like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sj-sound

     

    As stated earlier, the Swedish sk-sound changes depending on the word. The best indicator for when to pronounce it as "sk", and when to pronounce it as the "sj" is to look at whether it's a vowel of consonant that follows, and what kind.

    If it's an soft vowel, E, I, Y, Ä, Ö, that follows, it's "sj".
    Skärp - Sjärp
    Sked - Sjed
    Skymning - Sjymning

    If it's a hard vowel A, O, U, Å, or a consonants that follows, it's pronounced as it's spelled.

    Skräp
    Skapa
    Skruv

    I hope this helps!

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