Looking at the Danish vowels, it came up with this translation:
a hat ɑ art ɑː father ʌ off ɒ og ɒː dog æ bet æː bed e face ɛ ? eː phase ɛː ? i leaf iː leave o oak ɔ thought oː go ɔː ? ø nurse œ ? ɶ ? øː fur œː ? ɶː ? u boot uː food y cute yː feud
For Standard German:
a father, but short aː father, but long ɛ bet ɛː hair eː mate ɪ sit iː seed ɔ off oː law œ hurt øː heard ʊ push uː food ʏ cute yː few
ɑ art ɑː car æ trap æː mad e set (I thought this was "ay" sound) eː save i hill (I thought IPA was "ee" sound) iː need ɔ off ɔː dog ø Burt øː bird u put (Thought this was the "oo" sound) uː fool ʉ choose ʉː goose y hit yː leave
Some of these words are used in multiple places, and some of them just seem wrong. The Norwegian one seems very wrong, especially the IPA sounds. Wondering if one could correct this final list using General American English words:
letter word standard ------- -------- -------- i free + y few + ɨ rude - ʉ choose - ɯ goose - u boot + ɪ ? ʏ foot - ɪ̈ good - ʊ̈ good - ɯ̽ hook - ʊ hook + e may + ø bird - ɘ nut - ɵ foot - ɤ long ago - o go + e̞ let - ø̞ bird - ə Tina ~ ɤ̞ plus - o̞ thought - ɛ bed + œ bird - ɜ bust + ɞ but - ʌ gut + ɔ thought + æ cat + ɐ nut - a hat - ɶ ? ä cot + ɒ̈ lot - ɑ hot + ɒ not -
As you can see, most of these vowel sounds don't have a General American English equivalent. Trying to find a reference point where I can learn the vowel sounds without having to learn a lot of new languages.