Languages

Swedish, Fasternamål

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Introduction

Fasternamål is a Swedish vernacular? spoken in the former Fasterna municipality and its surroundings in Sweden. The language cited here is refers to the language spoken in the end of the 19th century.

Swedish languages

[Edit] There are many variants of standard Swedish. Some of these are considered dialects and other as separate languages.

The verb

The verb is inflected in the same tenses as standard Swedish. Also the verbs follow the same conjugation classes and the division in regular and irregular verbs.

Sample verbs

Conjugation1st weak1st strong
Infinitivesòpa (to sweep))bìta (to bite)vàra (to be)
Supinesòpabìtevàre / vùre
Past Participlesòpadæbìtinvàrin / vùrin
Indicative Presentsòparbítərær / e / ə / æ
Indicative Pastsòpabeetvaor / vao / va
Imperativesòpa!bit!?

References

  • Tiselius, G. Ad.: Ljud- ock formlära för fasternamålet i Roslagen. Stockholm 1902-03. (Bidrag till kännedom om de svenska landsmålen ock svenskt folkliv XVIII. 5.

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