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The longest word in the Swedish language

Henric
post 28.Dec.2006, 05:01 PM
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This information I'm about to give you is 100% true. I can say it as a fully-fledge Swede with Swedish as my motherlanguage.

NORDOSTERSJOKUSTARTILLERIFLYGSPANINGSSIMULATORANLAGGNINGSMAT
ERIELUNDERHALLSUP PFOLJNINGSSYSTEMDISKUSSIONSINLAGGSFORBEREDELSEARBETEN

It means: preparatory work on the contribution to the discussion on the maintaining system of support of the material of the aviation survey simulator device within the north-east part of the coast artillery of the Baltic."


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=longest+word

Do not even try to read the word, since it's compeletely impossible and it will never come to use. But that doesn't change the fact of it being there. tongue.gif
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*Alex-sweden*
post 28.Dec.2006, 05:04 PM
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lmfao laugh.gif how random, I don't even know what the english means biggrin.gif
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jim747
post 28.Dec.2006, 06:07 PM
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Location: Umeå
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Bah! Lawyer Talk!
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Uncommonj
post 28.Dec.2006, 11:51 PM
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superkellyfejalisticespiallydocious
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Markusaurelius
post 29.Dec.2006, 01:05 AM
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Off topic (again..sorry, you know me, but what is the longest real word in English)?

I heard antidisestablismentarianism, but not sure if that is correct or not?
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007
post 29.Dec.2006, 01:14 AM
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Location: Stockholm
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henric, is that in svenska akademis ordlista or ordbok?

if not...well, then you can debate on whether it's a word or not.
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The Moozeylicious One
post 29.Dec.2006, 03:27 PM
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Location: Not in Sweden
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I think you will find the longest UK word is

FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION = an estimation of something as worthless.

This is the longest word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

:wink:
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*Jones*
post 29.Dec.2006, 03:31 PM
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A longer word in English:

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosises
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007
post 29.Dec.2006, 03:49 PM
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gesundheit
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Henric
post 9.Jan.2007, 03:44 AM
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QUOTE (007)
henric, is that in svenska akademis ordlista or ordbok?

if not...well, then you can debate on whether it's a word or not.



You won't find it since it's lacking "å-ä-ö" in that written form, and I haven't checked yet. But as far as my motherlanguage tells me, it looks quite legit.
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007
post 9.Jan.2007, 07:09 AM
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the akademi can handle the å ä ö. the ordbok hasn't been completed, but i think they're up to U or something, so a word starting with N will be there.

http://g3.spraakdata.gu.se/saob/

also. don't confuse the ability to compound in swedish to "create" a "word" with the existence of a true swedish word.

in swedish, complex concepts are written as one word (compounded) though are not necessarily "one word"
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Benzed
post 9.Jan.2007, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Uncommonj)
superkellyfejalisticespiallydocious


Um, hi. That´s "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" please.

- Brian Clough
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Alfredo
post 9.Jan.2007, 02:45 PM
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Supercaliforniangirltotallybodacious surely?
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