That's just how the plural is formed in this case, it's not an always singular or plural noun.
"Ett" words ending in a consonant:
Wedding = "Bröllop"
Weddings = "Bröllop"
The wedding = "Bröllopet"
The weddings = "Bröllopen"
"Ett" words ending in a vowel:
Apple = "Äpple"
Apples = "Äpplen"
The apple = "Äpplet
The apples = "Äpplena"
??? What do you mean? En björn, flera björnar. En varg, flera vargar. En mus flera möss. En hund, flera hundar.
Men däremot ett berg, flera berg. Ett skåp, flera skåp. Ett handfat, flera handfat.
En vägg, flera väggar. En väg, flera vägar.
Wich animals where you thinking of?
What does "bröllop" mean, I mean literally? I know it's "bryllup" in Danish, so there's obviously some sense to it. But what is it?
Aahhh, so it's rather bröl-lop than bröll-op? This word already confused me in the Danish course because I couldn't figure out its actual meaning and I had some strange associations with the German word "brüllen" (to yell/scream) (:
Yeah, the word has changed a lot over time so it’s not really a clear compound word anymore. But originally it was bruþløp in Old Swedish, where bruþ meant ’bride’ and løp meant ’leap, run’, then it changed to bryllop and then to bröllop. In modern Swedish it would be brudlopp if it were a clear compound.
According to the National Encyclopaedia, the running rather has to do with the celebrations afterwards however, but it doesn’t seem 100% clear. I guess I remembered wrong.
Yup, a wedding is something you do in order to (festive) getting married, which makes you end up in a marriage.
I think it's a non-phrase, just presented to demonstrate the conjugations of consonant-terminal ett-nouns.
Correct. It's not a saying, just something to demonstrate that the singular and plural are the same (at least I assume that was the purpose).
Is the o in 'bröllop' short like the o in 'dotter' or long like the å in 'då'?
Is there a way to know whether "ett/en" is supposed to be interpreted as "one" vs "a" in a sentence? I always default to "a/an".
It always depends on a particular translation or interpretation and its context. A/an literally mean one they come from Old English and started to be used commonly in Middle English on. Before that an indefinite article was not usually required.
This is a dumb sort of phrase, and I'm trying to understand why it's here. Is it a Swedish saying? Meaning, for instance, that weddings are contagious? And if there's one wedding there will suddenly be more weddings?
It's just showing that bröllop ends the same way both in singular and plural.