What is Finland Swedish?

What is Finland Swedish?

The term Finland Swedish is a generic way to describe the most standard and particular form of Swedish that is spoken in Finland. It exists because Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden for more than 600 years. In 1809, Sweden ceded Finland to Russia and the...
Ten New Words in 2021

Ten New Words in 2021

Another year is almost over, and once more it feels like so much has happened and changed in our world over the last twelve months. These are changes which can be seen not just in the headlines and the streets, but reflected in our language as well. So as we move...
How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

When non-Scandinavian speakers first come into contact with Scandinavian languages, they are often struck by how many English words our Nordic friends tend to use in their everyday speech. Entire concepts are lifted wholesale into Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, with...