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That subject line is Swedish, meaning: Swedish (Svenska = Swedish)

For some reason, lately, there's been a lot about Swedish here.. or, really.. comments about it..

It happens that we Swedes, despite writing most in English, comments/replies in Swedish to each other..

And.. well.. then we might end up getting a comment back..

I think my browser broke. There's loads of little circles above the text, and its all jumbled up.

;-)
-velw


the Swedish alphabet:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V (W) X Y Z Å Ä Ö
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v (w) x y z å ä ö

W is a tricky one... We don't have a specific sound for W, and in that sense it doesn't exist, as in V & W being considered the same letter.

Actually, the current alphabet isn't that old. The last major reform were in 1906, when, as an example, F in a lot of cases were replaced with a V. af became av. Next city, Gävle, was spelled Gefle before, which works as a slight guide. f before l, were changed to v, as an example.

Of course pronunciation is pretty important, in a language, and pretty hard to explain. (not to mention how hard it is to learn to say right). Of course, it's mostly the vocals having a different sound.

A is sharper/shorter, and sounding more like the English I, when it comes to sound value.
E only comes in one way in Swedish, and sounds more like the E in english words that starts with an E. Examination rather than sEE
I sounds like the English E
O is sharper, but can be likened with the English U, while the Swedish Å sounds like the English O.
Ä is, in a sense, a deeper Swedish E, but sounds more like the English A.
U, Y and Ö is hardest, being kinda distinct Swedish vocals. At least compared to English. I'm far from expert on German, but I do think the Swedish Y, is pretty close to the German Ü.
The closest I can come with Ö, is a sloppy U in english.. as the U in luv

That was sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedish. OIC. LOL

Well, do you have two keyboards or do you just change languages in the little options thingy?

Do you have the little options thingy, like in ME?

I am so confuzzling myself.
- twentysix

Well.. This is the Swedish Apple Pro Keyboard Layout.

§ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 + ´
q w e r t y u i o p o å ¨
a s d e f g h i j k l ö ä '
< z x c v b n m , . -

SHIFT:
° ! " # € % & / ( ) = ? `
Q W E R T Y U I O P Å ^
A S D F G H J K L Ö Ä *
> Z X C V B N M ; : _

ALT:
¶ © @ £ $ ? § | [ ] ? ± ´
• ? é ® † µ ü ? œ ? ~
? ß ? ƒ ¸ ? ? ª fi ø æ ™
<= ÷ ? ç ‹ › ‘ ’ ‚ … –

ALT+SHIFT:
• ¡ ” ¥ ¢ ‰ ¶ \ { } != ¿ `
° ´´ É ? ‡ ˜ Ü ˆ Œ ? ? ^
? ? ? ¯ ¬ º fl Ø Æ ’
/ Ç « » “ ” „ · —

And no.. I don't change language.. Even if I can do that... about 24 other Keyboard Layouts. Of course, that's just tricky, since I would have to look for every darn letter when needing them.. There should be a little LCD display in every key on the keyboard, so you always see what letter it is, in different layouts..

But.. yes.. it makes it slightly problematic, for me, writing on an English or American keyboard (yes, I've been forced to do both), since we have Å Ä Ö where there are a ; : etc. And, of course.. the ? is in entire different places..
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