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Sweden to get its first dialect dictionary in 150 years

Archives at the Institute for Language and Folklore. Photo: Institutet för språk och folkminnen

Published: 18.Mar.2019 15:00 hrs

A new dictionary of Swedish dialects is being published for the first time in over 150 years. The Local spoke to the linguist overseeing the project about how she's choosing which expressions to include, and learned some of her favourite Swedish dialect words.

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"When working with the dictionary, we avoid difficult grammatical terms and professional language. We want to try to explain the words in an understandable way," Annika Karlholm, an archivist at the Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore, told The Local.

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