Swedish, Aiboland

Facts

  • Language: Swedish, Aiboland
  • Alternate names: Estlandssvenska, Rannarootsi
  • Language code: dswea
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Germanic, Northwest Germanic, North Germanic, Swedish, East-Central Swedic, East Swedic
  • Number of speakers: 1000
  • Script: Latin script

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    Introduction


    A traffic sign in Nuckö

    Estonian Swedish (Swedish estlandssvenska) is a group of East-Swedish dialects spoken by Aibofolke, island people(Estonian: rannarootsi, 'coast Swedish') in Estonia. It's spoken in the following areas; Ormsö, Nuckö, Sutlep, Odensholm, Rågöarna, Nargö, Runö, Rickull, Vippal, Korkis, and Tallinn. This Swedish dialect is almost extinct.

    The verb


    The cited book / verb reference.

    The verb doesn't show any peculiarities in conjugation. The differences between Standard Swedish and the dialects are rather in spelling. For example, while standard Swedish says kör 'drive', Nuckö dialect says ker.

    Sample verb

    Tense Number 'kŭma' (to come) 'bít' (to bite)
    Infinitive kŭma bít
    Present kŭmur bítur
    Preterite Singular kom 1 / kám 2 bait
    Plural kŭmu bitu
    Imperative kŭm! bít!
    Supine kŭme bite

    Notes:

    1. Ormö dialect.
    2. Nukkö dialect.

    Sample text


    Areas of Estonian Swedish

    Nuckömål (Swedish spoken in Nuckö):
    Stick tälknin i stolpan o hälvtor stolpan topa kalkan, säte Halmen o Hälma färe kalkan o ker te Nuckö toka.

    Swedish:
    Stick täljkniven i stolpen och vält stolpen på kälken, sätt Hjälmen och Hjälma för kälken och kör till Nuckö.

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