The letter Ö is pronounced . It is similar to the English pronunciation of bird or nurse. This is a slightly tricky letter to get right, the following advice applies to most students: Try to make your mouth even more circle-shaped and pronounce the sound more forward in your mouth.
It can be short:
- mistök, jörðin, börn
- mjög, ömurlegt, förum
When it is long, it is pronounced in a long gliding fashion, sort of going from u to ö. You can imagine words like “mjög” being written “mjuöög”. Exaggerating the length of this sound is much better than doing it too short.
- löng ([löíng]), bönkum ([böínkum])
The name of the letter is “ö”.