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Old 07-15-2014, 08:22 AM   #511
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Being that the letter "q" is my favorite letter in the alphabet, I was dismayed to learn that "k" replaced "q" in many words (to think my name could have been spelled with a Q...). The "w" is also not widely used in Swedish.

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Being that the letter "q" is my favorite letter in the alphabet, I was dismayed to learn that "k" replaced "q" in many words (to think my name could have been spelled with a Q...). The "w" is also not widely used in Swedish.

Swedish Alphabet and Pronunciation

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Danes don't really use "q" any more either. They have also replaced it with "k" (followed by "v").

Some of those pronunciations for the Swedish letters were downright wrong. E.g., "y as in year". No, like a French "u" or a German "u" with an umlaut. And " - oo in poor", not close.
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