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Swedish Dialects

I just came to Skåne, Sweden and although to me their Swedish sounds like standard Swedish, I have talked to several people who speak it fluently but say that they are having a hard time understanding people in this region because of the different dialect. Could someone give me some pointers as to the differences in general (the difference in pronunciation, or just accent?) I am very new to Swedish so I am unsure whether I am pronouncing things right as well, and if it really is a different dialect in Sweden I find it even harder to know if I'm on the right track or not.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nebelung1
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Some sounds are different after a long vowel in Scanian (skånska):

p -> b

k -> g

t -> d

Also, Scanian still uses diphthongs which are very rare in standard Swedish. Mat becomes "maud" and skog becomes "skeug".

And lastly there are a handful of dialectal words associated with Scanian. Påg = pojke (boy), tös = flicka (girl), pära = potatis (potato) and so on...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel__W
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This thread has quite a lot of information about skånska: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5818713

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RennDimmick
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One of the bigger differences is Skåne has a /xʷ/ sound where the rest of Sweden has [ɧ] a.k.a the Sj-sound. [ɧ] is a pretty hard sound for most learners of Swedish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSlavLad
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Skåne dialect basically sounds like Danes speaking Swedish.

3 years ago
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