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Re: Mary's Danish
Princess Mary does have an accent but her Danish intonation is very good and he uses the glottal stop (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%B8d) very well. Those are two of the important components to make the spoken Danish sound fluent in spite of an accent.
Prince Henrik did have a large vocabulary, his accent a bit strong, but he did not master the intonation and glottal stop, which made his Danish sound "worse" than it was.
Queen Ingrid mastered Danish near perfectly. One could detect the lightest hint of an accent with some of the vowels and r's. (There are more than 20 vowel-sounds in Danish, and they are almost impossible for any foreigner to master 100 % correctly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_phonology)
For Danish speakers, how does one 'grade' CP Mary's grasp/elocution of spoken Danish, now, as compared to when she first came to Denmark? I'm not a Danish language expert but I seem to detect some accent in her speech. Also, how does she compare to Queen Ingrid or Prince Henrik, both being consorts of course like Mary?
: The highlight of the evening was Crown
: Princess Mary's long, personal, funny and
: moving speech to her husband (for those who
: understand Danish):
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