"...Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes..." :P
Good reference :P
Over 90,000 if the book on Scandinavia I have is correct.
Wow, that’s amazing!!! I guess the geology and climate permit! I so wish to visit!
In worn-down, dry Australia not so much. Most lakes are created by damming or dredging, or are ephemeral! Real permanent lakes are precious here!
Yes, that is correct. Which book is it?
It was borrowed from my local library.
There really are... everywhere one looks...
I will never understand how to pronounce sjöar... :(
Let's hope that will help people who stumble upon this
Is there other way to pronounce sjö?
Some dialects of Swedish mainly in the north of Sweden and Finland pronounce sj similar to an English sh. But if you try your best, you should still be understood. :)
I had it in my head that 'sjö' meant sea. Isn't 'sjöman' seamen and 'sjösjuk' seasick?
It's a bit complicated, but sjö used to mean any larger body of water, and eventually hav took over as "sea" and it came to mean "lake". But it remains in compounds, in terminology, and sometimes casually as well in the other meaning.
What about 'träsk'? At least here in Finland, lakes always seem to be called 'träsk' from my experience
A träsk is a swamp.
How does one pronounce the sj in sjö?