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Why does råda conjugate råder rådde rått? Why 2 t:s?

Why does råda conjugate råder rådde rått? Why 2 t:s? Shouldn't it be råda råder rådde rådt? Can't find any rule to this in my textbooks nor any mention that it would be a strong verb.

As I've come across other verbs there seems to be a rule that ending dt turns to tt? Again, textbook does not mention this. Just an oversight?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
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It's just how certain verbs behave. The T:s doubled because the vowel is short. "Råt" would have a long vowel. The same pattern goes for many other -er verbs, for example leda/ledde/lett, göda/gödde/gött and reda/redde/rett.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jan-ErikJ
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You are right, there are no words ending in 'dt' in Swedish. Bo, bodde, bott etc. It makes the pronounciation easier.

1 year ago