Swedish is known for its long compound words, the longest, according to Svenska Akademiska ordlista, is 'realisationsvinstbeskattning' (28 letters) meaning capital gains tax. Another word which fascinates global linguists is 'världsschlager' – a rare word because it has eight consonants in a row.... read more ›
The notoriously difficult to pronounce sound for English speakers learning Swedish. I think it's because there is no equivalent sound in English. For an example of that listen to how to pronounce the word “sjuk” here.... view details ›
Å is pronounced like the English O in “or,” the Swedish Ä sounds almost like the word “air” in English, and Ö has a similar pronunciation to the [er] sound in the word “her.”... see more ›
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The shortest word is a. Some might wonder about the word I since it consists of one letter, too. In sound, a is shorter because it is a monophthong (consists of one vowel), while I is a diphthong. Both do consist of one letter in the English writing system, and in most fonts I is the narrowest letter.... see details ›
The Longest Word in English - YouTube... read more ›
- 1 Pronunciation. Ironically, many people mispronounce this word! ...
- 2 Cupboard. ...
- 3 Epitome. ...
- 4 Salmon/almond. ...
- 5 Library/February. ...
- 6 Definitely. ...
- 7 Ask. ...
- 8 Wednesday.
N'win/Ng'win: One syllable. Ng'win is closest to the correct Vietnamese pronunciation. Noo-yen/Ngoo-yen: Two syllables.... read more ›
Why are Swedish words so long? Simply put, the rules for compound nouns in Swedish are different to English. Swedish words are stackable, so in theory, your options are limitless when it comes to character count.... see details ›
The word antidisestablishmentarianism, with 28 letters and 12 syllables (an-ti-dis-es-tab-lish-ment-ar-i-an-is-m), is one of the longest words in the English language. It is estimated to be the 6th largest word in the English dictionary.... see details ›
Russian. Most likely one of the longest Russian words is a chemical term тетрагидропиранилциклопентилтетрагидропиридопиридиновая (tetragidropiranilciklopentiltetragidropiridopiridinovaya), which contains 55 letters. It was used in Russian patent RU2285004C2 (granted and published in 2006).... see details ›