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Norwegian minimal pairs Hi I am trying to find a list of Norwegian minimal pairs to help my pronunciation. If any one has a list or knows of a link to one, please let me know. Many thanks. 
Jul 21, 2016 11:16 PM
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I've been looking for a list of minimal pairs in norwegian. Thank you for this. I'm also trying to improve my pronunciation so I can learn norwegian faster without worrying if I'm pronouncing a word correctly ever time I see it.
January 15, 2018
Thank you so much David. This is a great link! 
January 29, 2017

Hi Claire,

You can download CALST (computer assisted listening and speaking tutor) from NTNU from the address below.

You will find the download options in a box to the right of the screen you need to choose 'download the complete CALST platform'

This is a really good program which offers you the chance to listen both to the Oslo dialect in lessons or seven other dialects.  The Oslo dialect is the closest to what you may have heard with other programs.

Once set up and you have a user file you have many options.  One of which is 'sound contrasts' which has a series of different minimal pairs for various sounds with the dialect you have chosen to use.

Using CALST is probably better than having a list as it provides a fairly detailed number of words with sound recordings, a self-testing ability with immediate feedback, and the program is free to download and use.

I have no affiliation with NTNU.  I recommend CALST because, like you, I wanted something to address minimal pairs and this does the job.

Lykke til med norsken din!

January 28, 2017

Very interesting, Julia. We have the very same minimal pairs in Swedish, which is so close to Norwegian that I am able to watch the video effortlessly. Although I did not know what it was called, minimal pairs.

August 2, 2016
Thank you so much Julia i will check them out. 
August 2, 2016
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English, French, Norwegian, Spanish
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