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  Swedish language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It is the official language of Sweden and one of the official languages of Finland, and it is spoken by about 9 million people: 8,500,000 in Sweden and 500,000 elsewhere, chiefly in Finland, Norway, and Estonia.
In 1786 the Swedish Academy was established to oversee the development of the language.
Swedish absorbed a number of words from Low German in the Middle Ages, from High German in the 16th and 17th cent., from French in the 18th cent., and from English in the 20th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/sw/Swedlang.html   (413 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Swedish Language Council   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Swedish Language Council (Svenska språknämnden) is the primary regulatory body for the advancement and cultivation of the Swedish language.
Swedish is the national language of Sweden, mother tongue for the Sweden-born inhabitants (7,881,000) and acquired by nearly all immigrants (1,028,000) (figures according to official statistics for 2001).
Swedish is the language of the Åland Islands, an autonomous province under the sovereignty of Finland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Swedish-Language-Council   (824 words)

  
  Swedish language at AllExperts
Standard Swedish is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well-established by the beginning of the 20th century.
Swedish is the national language of Sweden and the first language for the overwhelming majority of roughly eight million Swedish born inhabitants and acquired by one million immigrants.
Swedish is the sole official language of Åland, an autonomous province under the sovereignty of Finland, where 95% of the 26,000 inhabitants speak Swedish as a first language.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/sw/swedish_language.htm   (6042 words)

  
 Swedish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Standard Swedish is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well-established by the beginning of the 20th century.
Swedish is the national language of Sweden and the first language for the overwhelming majority of roughly eight million Swedish born inhabitants and acquired by one million immigrants.
Swedish is the sole official language of Åland, an autonomous province under the sovereignty of Finland, where 95% of the 26,000 inhabitants speak Swedish as a first language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swedish_language   (6160 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Swedish language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Swedish is a language spoken in Sweden and Finland.
Swedish is a one of the Scandinavian languages, a sub-group of the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family.
Swedish is the national (but not official) language of Sweden, mother tongue for the Sweden-born inhabitants (7,881,000) and acquired by nearly all immigrants (1,028,000) (figures according to official statistics for 2001).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Swedish_language   (1271 words)

  
 Nättidningen RÖTTER - för dig som släktforskar! (The Swedish Language)
By Nils William Olsson, Ph.D., F.A.S.G. The Swedish language is a part and parcel of the Indo-European languages, stretching from India to Europe and through migration to the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.
The language is a part of the North Germanic languages and is identified as an East Scandinavian variant together with Danish.
Swedish has an alphabet which is very much like the English alphabet,with the notable exception that Swedish has three additional vowels, coming at the end of the alphabet — å, ä and ö.
www.genealogi.se /sprakeng.htm   (930 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Swedish language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Swedish language, member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
It is the official language of Sweden and one of the official languages of Finland, and it is spoken by about 9 million people: 8,500,000 in Sweden and 500,000 elsewhere, chiefly in Finland, Norway, and Estonia.
Swedish absorbed a number of words from Low German in the Middle Ages, from High German in the 16th and 17th cent., from French in the 18th cent., and from English in the 20th cent.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Swedlang.html   (484 words)

  
 Swedish
Swedish is one of the official languages of the European Union.
Swedish has a voiceless palato-velar fricative, known as the sje-sound, which is found in all varieties of the language.
Swedish is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Swedish.html   (1152 words)

  
 Learn Swedish Online - Write or Speak in Swedish Language Exchange
Learn Swedish online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
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www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Swedish.asp   (973 words)

  
 Introduction to Swedish - home
Addressing someone in his or her native language is a matter of respect, a way of showing that you play by their rules, so to speak.
Swedish is a member of the Indo-European family, to which almost all European languages belong (with the exception of the Finnish-Ugrian, Basque, and Caucasian languages), and has many features in common with all of these.
Learning Swedish is facilitated by the fact that over the centuries it has borrowed thousands of words from Low German, French, and English; some very common words in English have in turn been borrowed from the Vikings.
www.hhs.se /isa/swedish   (730 words)

  
 Transparent Language - Swedish Language Learning
Sweden is not the only language of Sweden, though-- the 15,000 Laplanders who herd reindeer in the north speak their own ("Sami") language, and there is a population of Finnish-speaking Swedes along the Finnish border.
The Swedish language - like Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic- is a modern dialect of the language spoken by Viking warriors in the tenth century.
Modern Swedish is considered to begin with a Swedish translation of the Bible that was published in 1526.
www.learn-swedish-language-software.com /overview.htm   (524 words)

  
 Swedish Language Course
Svenska, as the Swedes call their language, is spoken by the approximately 8 million inhabitants of Sweden, as well as another 300,000 people in Finland.
It belongs to the North Germanic sub-group of the Indo-European language family (English is in the West Germanic sub-group), which includes Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese.
Many Swedish words are easily recognizable by English speakers, and even more so by German speakers.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/a/d/adr10/swedish.html   (376 words)

  
 Introduction to Swedish - home
Addressing someone in his or her native language is a matter of respect, a way of showing that you play by their rules, so to speak.
Swedish is a member of the Indo-European family, to which almost all European languages belong (with the exception of the Finnish-Ugrian, Basque, and Caucasian languages), and has many features in common with all of these.
Learning Swedish is facilitated by the fact that over the centuries it has borrowed thousands of words from Low German, French, and English; some very common words in English have in turn been borrowed from the Vikings.
www2.hhs.se /isa/swedish   (730 words)

  
 Swedish in Finland — Virtual Finland
In 1863, Finnish was given an equal position with Swedish as the official language of Finland, and a legislative reform in 1906 gave Finnish a position in practice which corresponded to the dominant numbers of Finnish speakers in the country’s population.
Swedish speakers were given an education system of their own and a Swedish diocese as cornerstones for their cultural autonomy.
Swedish in Finland by the Swedish Assembly in Finland
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/finnswedes.html   (2822 words)

  
 Swedish language, alphabet and pronunciation
Swedish is a North Germanic language with around 9 million speakers in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Canada and the USA.
One of the earliest uses of Swedish as a literary language was "Gustav Vasa's Bible", translated and published in 1540-1 under the patronage of King Gustav Vasa.
The letter Q is not used in modern Swedish: it was eliminated in the 1906 spelling reform.
www.omniglot.com /writing/swedish.htm   (435 words)

  
 Swedish Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Swedish Language, language of Sweden and of Swedish settlers in other parts of the world, notably in Finland.
Swedish is the official language, spoken by much of the population.
Swedish Literature, literature written in the Swedish language.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Swedish_Language.html   (122 words)

  
 Learn Swedish Language - Free Conversational Swedish Lessons Online - Common Swedish Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Swedish Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/swedish.php   (1866 words)

  
 Swedish language - Uncyclopedia
The prosody of the Swedish language is marked by a diffused use of the sje-sound, a sound not used in any other language, and allegedly so diffused it is not even used in the Swedish language.
Swedish distinguish two the two genders 'good' and 'bad.' Most nouns not agreeing with the current prime minister is marked as bad, while those who agree are marked as good.
Swedish verbs are discriminated by the Current Head of Sentence, and thus, they're all marked with the insulting suffix -a.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Swedish   (488 words)

  
 Swedish language
Swedish is an eastern development of the Old Norse language.
The Swedish branch of this common tongue developed into a separate language during the period 900-1500 and is called Old Swedish.
The written language, based on two of the most widely spoken dialects, was made uniform throughout all of Sweden in the 14th century.
indoeuro.bizland.com /tree/germ/swedish.html   (301 words)

  
 Swedish Translation - Translate Swedish Language Translator
Swedish is the national language of Sweden, mother tongue for the Sweden-born inhabitants (7,881,000) and acquired by nearly all immigrants (1,028,000) (figures according to official statistics for 2001).
Swedish is the language of the land Islands, an autonomous province under the sovereignty of Finland.
Swedish is the official language of the small autonomous territory of the land Islands, under sovereignty of Finland, protected by international treaties and Finnish laws.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/swedish.shtml   (800 words)

  
 Nordic Culture > Swedish Language in Finland - Scandinavica.com
The 1919 Constitution declares that Finnish and Swedish are the national languages of the Republic of Finland and stipulates that the cultural and social needs of the two language groups shall be met by the State on equal grounds.
The central education authorities have a Swedish department on a par with the Finnish ones.
Swedish literature in Finland is vitally important to the whole nation.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/language/finswede.htm   (1218 words)

  
 Study Abroad Opportunities in Swedish
While many programs focus on language learning and are conducted in the language of the host country, many others are conducted wholly or partly in English.
We aim to combine an intensive course in the Swedish language with experiences of Swedish winter through sleigh rides with Huskies or reindeers, cross-country skiing, snow walks and hikes, excursions in the area.
Setting A Swedish course at ISU Programs, located in the very heart of the university city Lund, gives you all the advantages of a school with 30 years experience of quality intensive Swedish language courses.
www.studyabroad.com /simplehtml/languages/swedish.html   (1991 words)

  
 Swedish Language, Alphabet, Grammar, Pronunciation, Learn to Speak Swedish Software
If you're interested in learning to speak Swedish or simply in learning about Sweden and the Swedish language, you've come to the right place.
From Swedish vocabulary and Swedish grammar to conversational Swedish and correct Swedish pronunciation, this special site dedicated to the Swedish language includes information about language, culture, and Swedish software products to help you satisfy your curiosity about all things Swedish.
It's easier than ever to learn Swedish and to begin to speak Swedish with the language resources and language software from Transparent Language.
www.learn-swedish-language-software.com   (465 words)

  
 Exploring Swedish
It is the official language in Sweden, on the Åland Islands, and one of the two official languages in Finland.
Swedish is spoken in countries as close to Sweden as Estonia, and as far away as Argentina, Nicaragua and the United States!
It is never too late to reconnect for a week of Swedish language classes, cultural lectures and activities, music and authentic cuisine.
clvweb.cord.edu /prweb/swedish/default.asp   (387 words)

  
 Swedish Language School: Swedish Course & Classes - Boston Language Institute
The quality of instruction provided in our Swedish language classes are on a par with the best native Swedish language school.
Since communication in a foreign language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach you the living language through carefully selected textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles and other relevant materials, rather than have you repeat and memorize tourist phrases.
Also, our on-line bookstore specializing in foreign language textbooks, study guides and audiocassettes, is a good source for browsing and choosing study materials.
www.bostonlanguage.com /fl/swedish.htm   (551 words)

  
 Swedish 101 > Swedish Language > Dialects
The Swedish term most often used for the standard language is rikssvenska ("National Swedish") and to a lesser extent högsvenska ("High Swedish"), though the latter term is limited to Swedish spoken in Finland and is seldom used in Sweden.
In mass media it is not uncommon for journalists to speak with a distinct regional accent, but the most common pronunciation and the one perceived as the most formal is still Central Standard Swedish.
Rinkeby Swedish (after Rinkeby, a heavily segregated suburb of northern Stockholm) is a common name for varieties of Swedish spoken by second and third generation immigrants, especially among younger speakers, primarily in western suburbs of Stockholm and to a lesser degree in Malmö and Gothenburg.
www.101languages.net /swedish/dialects.html   (906 words)

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