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Swedish, Närpes

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Introduction

Närpes Swedish is linguistic variety of Standard Swedish language. It is spoken in Närpes municipality and its surroundings in Finland.

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.

The inflections, however, differ a lot of from standard Swedish.

Sample verb

Regular verbs

InfinitivePresentPastImperativeSupine
kall´ to callkallarkallakalla!kalla
lés to readléslestelés!lest
bygg to buildbyggerbygdebygg!bygd

Irregular verbs

InfinitivePresentPastImperativeSupine
jét to eatjeteråtjét!jiti
bít to bitebiterbeitbít!biti
to bejer / jevajer! / je!vuri / vyri
vál to becomeválvuttvál!váli

References

  • Freudenthal, Axel Olof. Ueber den Närpesdialekt. Helsinki. 1878.

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