Bernd 06/26/2020 (Fri) 05:03:47 No.38087 del
>In Danish, it just goes "Helvede"
>soft d
>in Norwegian it's "Hel-ve-TA!"
How curious d, especially that softer sounding, considered more masculine than t, despite that sounds harder. Latin comes to my mind and sorry I've no time dug out an IPA chart to be precise, now we learn c sounds z or ts, but back then, the Roman said k, and not Italians say tsch, and how that makes them sound emasculated. So it's basically the reverse of that.