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Early Contemporary Swedish

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Introduction

Early Contemporary Swedish differed from the Swedish spoken today in the way that verbs agreed in number. Compared with Late Modern Swedish? there were no more inflection for person in plural forms.

The Verb

The infinitive forms of Swedish verbs end in a vowel, which in almost all cases is the letter a.

Verbs are conjugated according to tense and number.

Sample weak verb: kalla

In weak verbs the number is distinguished in present only.

Number Present Past
Singular kallar kallade
Plural kalla

(Compare these verb forms with corresponding conjugations in today's Swedish.)

Click verbs to conjugate them in the table above!

Sample strong verb: skriva

In strong verbs the number is distinguished both in present and past.

Number Present Past
Singular skriver skrev
Plural skriva skrevo

Click verbs to conjugate them in the table above!

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