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Old 05-15-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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Swedish is too difficult!

Those languages challenges are always really funny, there are a lot of them on youtube
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Swedish is too difficult!

Those languages challenges are always really funny, there are a lot of them on youtube
One of the easiest language in the world. It's really straightforward.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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OK . . . Hay, What's up you guys? (That was enough for me.)
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:48 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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One of the easiest language in the world. It's really straightforward.
I've never studied any language with so few words with a Latin origin, so then I see words such as "sjuksköterska" I feel quite demoralized. In particular when the comparison is a relatively easy language (at least for me) like Spanish.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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I've never studied any language with so few words with a Latin origin, so then I see words such as "sjuksköterska" I feel quite demoralized. In particular when the comparison is a relatively easy language (at least for me) like Spanish.
If you think that's hard try saying "Sex laxar i en lax ask".
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The title is an adjective vs. a plural noun. No wonder.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I've never studied any language with so few words with a Latin origin, so then I see words such as "sjuksköterska" I feel quite demoralized. In particular when the comparison is a relatively easy language (at least for me) like Spanish.
But you speak English. That takes you a long way already.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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If you think that's hard try saying "Sex laxar i en lax ask".
"Sotto la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa." tongue twister are always difficult to pronounce.
My thinking was more something like "wow, if you use such a long word just to say "nurse", I wonder how the difficult ones look like!"

That specific word, "sjuksköterska", has also disoriented me because in Italian the j, k and ö are never used, so I have no idea about how to read it.

just for fun, Swedish vs Italian (do you recognize them? )


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But you speak English. That takes you a long way already.
I started to study English when I was really young, so it was somehow less traumatic.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Finland
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That specific word, "sjuksköterska", has also disoriented me because in Italian the j, k and ö are never used, so I have no idea about how to read it.
J = io
k = ch
ö = well, dunno... ö!

But the sj/sk combinations are pronounced "shh" in some dialects, and "khh" in others.

But in grammar Swedish is really easy and straightforward and not too complex. OTH, pronouncing Finnish is easier for an Italian, but the grammar extremely complex and difficult. So which would you choose?
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