Swedish dialects resource

As many of you will already know, the Swedish language has many varied dialects. There is a wonderful resource on the web, where you can look at different regions and listen to different Swedish dialects: SweDia 2000. The website is the result of a collaborative research project between the universities of Umeå, Stockholm and Lund.

You can click on different regions and select small communities all over Sweden (no major cities). For each community/village, you can listen to an older man, an older woman, a younger man and a younger woman. For each person, you can listen to an audio clip whilst reading the translation as well as the phonetic transcription – which means you can actually see how it sounds as well.

To go to the SweDia 2000 website, click here.

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