Why is "the tea" in Swedish "teet" and not "tet"?

In other ett-words ending on a vowel, the extra "e" is dropped, e.g. "ett öga" -> "ögat" or "ett yrke" -> yrket. Is "te" the only exception of this rule?

February 19, 2015


It's because te is monosyllabic :)

te > teet "the tea"
bi > biet "the bee"
trä > träet "the wood"

February 19, 2015

Thank you!

February 19, 2015
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