The subject of this lesson is berin, a modern West Frisian word that means "course" or "way," and sometimes also "slope." The first syllable takes a schwa and the final syllable is stressed, with an "ih" vowel so it sounds like "in." Buh-RIHN.
To remember this fine Frisian word, think of the English word "bearing" which is etymologically a cognate.
Both of today's examples come from the Hallofryslân Woordenboek.
It moat syn berin hawwe.
It cannot be forced or rushed; it must follow its course.
It means "it" here and is said with a schwa. UHT.
Moat is the third person singular of the verb moatte meaning "must." Say it with a long "ah" as in "father." The infinitive ends with a schwa. MAHT, MAHT-tuh.
Syn means "his" or "its" and is pronounced with a long "ee" vowel. This word sounds like the English word "seen." SEEN.
Hawwe means "have" or "to have" and is said with a long "ah" as in father and with a schwa on the end. The -ww- is pronounced like the an English -v-. HAHv-vuh.
It berin fan de seedyk.
The slope of the sea-dike.
Fan means "from" or "of" and is pronounced like the English word "fawn."
De means "the" and is said with a schwa.
See is West Frisian for "sea." It is pronounced with a long "ey" as in the English word "day." SEY.
Dyk means "dike" and is said with a long "ee," like in the word "peek." DEEk.