This episode's guest Anders comes from the very south of the very north of Europe, namely from Lund in Sweden. We talk about inter-Scandinavian communication, a (not so) Swedish Chef, what makes the Swedes "sing", the definite way to mark definiteness, the assimilation of loan words, the rise of a new pronoun, somewhat bizarre traditions, and why many Swedes don't pronounce Anders' first name correctly.
Languages in Sweden
- Swedish on Ethnologue
- Minority languages of Sweden
- Romani language
- Swedish Sign language
- Melodifestivalen sign language interpreter Tommy Krångh goes viral
- Linus Torvalds
- North Germanic languages
- Öresund Bridge
- The Bridge (TV series)
- Snöre/Snøre (the name of the brand Malaco is short for Malmö Lakrits Compani - so it's [at least originally] a product from Scania)
The Swedish Chef
- Swedish Chef
- Swedish Chef – Chocolate Moose
- What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?
- Zlatan Ibrahimović
- Videos of different dialects in Scania
- Scania AB (company founded in Malmö)
- Pitch accent
- Pitch accent in Swedish
- List of Swedish minimal pairs distinguished by accent
- Så ska det låta by Catarina Littman
- Tongue twister: Sjuhundrasjuttiosju sjösjuka sjömän sköttes av en sjuksköterska.
- Retroflex consonant
- Ingressive sound
- Robert Eklund’s Ingressive Phonation & Speech Page
- Is this the strangest sound in Swedish?
- Gender in Danish and Swedish
- Open and closed word classes
- Swedish Academy
- Svenska Akademiens ordlista