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Swedish, Kalix

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Introduction

The Kalix Swedish Language is linguistic varietyof Standard Swedish language. It is spoken in the Kalix Municipality along with Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli? and the national standard language Swedish.

Swedish languages

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

The verb

Verbs are conjugated in singular and plural, unlike modern standard Swedish:

  • "hån jär" (he is) but "di jåra" (they are),
  • "hö löut se" (she leans herself) but "di lö:ut se" (they lean themselves),
  • "je far" (I go) but "we fåra" (we go),
  • "je vil" (I want) but "di vili" (they want).

But there are irregular verbs which does not differ, e.g. "je liot fåra" (I have to go) / "we liot fåra" (we have to go).

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