10.6 Fluency and rhythm
The eight following exercises, picked from the book Flyt og rytme, will help you in obtaining more fluent speech and a more Norwegian-like speech rhythm. During the exercises you will be working with speakers from various parts of Norway who all will be speaking Bokmål.
Normally the exercises will be guided by a teacher. Unfortunately we are not able to give the detailed instructions to self-study students, but below you will find some simple guidelines.
How to do the exercises:
|Select an exercise in the left menu. Work with column A first, and then with column B.|
|Click the button to the left and try to imitate the voice you are listening to.|
|-||Try to connect all sounds together to one continuous chain.|
|-||Try to make stressed syllables strong and dominant, and unstressed syllable light and short.|
|Each column contains 12 sentences reflecting the same speech rhythm pattern. Number 1-3 have the following order:|
|You are supposed to listen to the sentences first, and then repeat them:|
|LISTEN ||SPEAK ||LISTEN ||SPEAK |
|We expect you to pick up the rhythmical pattern during sentences 1-3. For number 4-12 the order is changed to the following:|