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by Jc. Kvinde woman is now only by very oldfashioned people spelt Quinde\ Kvartit, Kvint.
62. W only occurs in foreign words and has the sound of v. Wicn Vienna.
63. X according to the latest rules is to be replaced by ks in words of common use: seks six, Okse ox.
64. Z represents the sound of s and is only used in foreign words. In words of German origin it is to be replaced by s:sitre to tremble, sire to adorn; in other foreign words it is to be retained: Zone, Zenit, Zelot.
65. In colloquial language words of frequent occurrence and of no particular logical importance undergo some abbreviations and changes besides those already spoken of. Some of the most important of them may here be mentioned.
af, to, before infinitives pronounced a.
den is enclitically pronounced 'n: gi ine'n for giv mig den give it me.
det (which proclitically is pronounced de : de(f) store IIus the big house) is euclitically pronounced '6 : si me 6 for sig mig det tell it me.
endnu yet, pron. inu.
idet when, pron. ide* (see 43).
nej no, pron. na3.
og and, pron. a (thus taking the same form as the infinitive particle <tf, with which it is often confounded).
ogsaa also, pron. o'sa.
skal shall pron. sga.
til to, pron. t-he.
tredive 30, pron. tre6v8.
vil will, pron. ve.
66. The accent stress in Danish as a rule rests on the root-syllable, which in most cases is the first syllable. The