"In Sweden there is a story going around, stating that the blue and yellow of Ukraine come from the blue and yellow of Sweden. When King Carl XII of Sweden (he was king 1697-1718) went to war against Peter the Great of Russia, he made allies with the Ukranians, who wanted sovereignity from Russia. The Ukrainians should therefore have taken up the colours of Sweden as their colours. However, I don't know if there is any truth in this story." (Source.)letgo wrote:Flag colours maybe [flag]uk[/flag][flag]sv[/flag]
They didn't really speak Swedish there. More like the samples found here. I particularly like the Hoan - Hagen sample from Nuckö featuring Elmar Nyman.hashi wrote:Maybe because of this?
Hunef wrote:Note that Sweden lost control of Estonia in 1721
They still received priests from Sweden, I think.Hunef wrote:Estonian Swedish was cut away from Sweden Swedish earlier than Finland Swedish was.
Chekhov wrote:I don't know about naive worldviews, but Jurgen Wullenwhatever pisses me off to no end because of his extreme pessimism and cynicism. You'd think the world was going to end imminently when talking to that guy.
That's what I've heard too, and the Estonian swedes were known to be pretty religious so they probably listened to him. But I think it's rather that Finland Swedish was affected by the neighbours to a larger degree. Estonian Swedish probably preserved more of the original East Swedish accent. That and the fact that the recordings must have been made a long time after they were deported to Sweden.Jurgen Wullenwever wrote:They still received priests from Sweden, I think.
lyzazel wrote:I am not Ukrainian but I have somehow noticed that there seems to be a disproportionate number of Ukrainians trying to learn Swedish. I wonder if this impression of mine is wrong, and if not, if there is a reason for that?
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