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Archive for September, 2016

Swedish Pokémon Hunters Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

Are you into the new sensation Pokémon-Go? Well in Sweden just as in other countries the number of Pokémon-hunters are huge. The representant of the Social Democrats Monica Green tweeted a picture of a a pokemon she spotted behind Prince Daniel during the PM’s (statsminister) Stefan Löfven’s speech at the opening ceremony of the House of…

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Vikings, Verbs, and Very Old Swedish Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

“De gingo i land och kommo genast i strid med ställets innebyggare, som bodde tätt här” [They went ashore and immediately came in conflict with the inhabitants, who lived close together here], writes Frans G. Bengtsson in his novel Röde Orm about a Viking named Red Serpent. But what’s the deal with those weird verb…

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