Video of Northern Swedes and their strange alternative to ja. Shoop? Tchoo?
This is very cute and quirky. Northern Swedes apparently don't just say ja but if they want to save even more time they just make a short intake of breath and shrug their shoulders.
Check out the video:
How do you even render that in writing? Shoo? Tschoo, perhaps? :p
It’s basically just jo pronounced whilst breathing in, and it’s called ingressive speech. It occurs here and there over the world. You can read more here:
Haha, I've had a few friends from Northern Sweden and they were doing this all the time! It was so confusing in the beginning, and I never learned how to do it.
By the way, the sound can mean a lot more than just "yes" - here's a Swedish beer commercial making fun of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNhOW9JVYzs
Ship said by breathing inward I think, minus the i. I think I'm just gonna use this instead of ja because yolo.
Would people in Stockholm understand me if I was just like SHOOooop to them?
I wish I could choose the Swedish dialect I want to learn but the pronunciation is already so hard for me as it is lol.