Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 years ago

How do you pronounce the diphthong äi in Finnish?

It seems difficult to pronounce a sound that combines the "a" as in apple with an "i" as in machine (as in English).

1 Answer

  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Maybe you should listen some Finnish. To me, ä sounds like an "a" as in and. I sounds like a short e.

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    "Äiti", "Äitien", "Äidit"...

    (0:01, etc etc)

    Source(s): Finn
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