The Swedish Viking town using a Scottish sound
Maddy Savage · 1 Apr 2015, 08:14
Published: 01 Apr 2015 01:01 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Apr 2015 08:14 GMT+02:00
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Did you fall for our April Fool's Day prank?
This video from 'Åkeby' in southern Sweden was actually filmed in Stockholm.
While Professor Anders Eriksson from Stockholm University is a renowned expert in phonetics and linguistics who has been studying the Swedish language for 25 years, The Local invented the idea that people in one Swedish town say 'ach nae' (and sound Scottish) and he kindly played along with it.
The other stars of this film are students from the university and we are grateful for their brilliant sense of humour.
The Local's Maddy Savage interviews locals and a linguistics expert about the unusual language tradition in Åkeby.