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Archive for December, 2016

Glad Lucia! Happy Saint Lucy’s Day. Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

It’s December 13, which can mean only one thing: it’s Lucia in Sweden! We’ve collected four posts about the Lucia tradition. You’ll get some history, some music, and even some food. So check them out in the post below. First, I have to call myself out for a bit of erasure. I often write about…

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The mysterious Swedish “sk” Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Swedish pronunciation is known by language learners as having rather particular rules, but rules nonetheless. The idea is that once you’ve mastered the rules, you can pronounce most words naturally without having heard them pronounced by someone else. The pronunciation of the consonant combination <sk> in Swedish is one thing that often trips up…

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