Tuesday 24 December 2019

Swedish Grammar

Swedish Grammar is pretty interesting. Swedish is descended from Old Norse. Compared to its progenitor, Swedish grammar is much less characterized by inflection.

Modern Swedish has 2 genders and no longer conjugates verbs based on person or number. Its nouns have lost the morphological distinction between nominative and accusative cases that denoted grammatical subject and object in Old Norse in favor of marking by word order. Swedish uses some inflection with nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

Above: Swedish Alphabet

Here are some interesting translated phrases:

Sweden fears it may have created a negative-rates monster.
Sverige är rädda för att det kan ha skapat ett monster med negativa räntor.

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving.
I Sveriges Arktis löper isen på toppen av snöarna som svälter.

Hockey night in Sweden
Hockeykväll i Sverige

Cabinet approves India-Sweden pact on seafarer.
Skåpet godkänner Indien-Sverige-pakten om sjöfolk.

Bank and ATM closures: what the UK can learn from Sweden
Bank- och ATM-nedläggningar: vad Storbritannien kan lära sig av Sverige

1 comment:

  1. Here is something interesting. The longest word in Swedish language is "Realisationsvinstbeskattning". It means "capital gains tax". This term counts 28 letters. It's just another thing that makes it harder to get through boring tax paperwork.