Swedish is a great language, and we have a lot of questions about it.
What about its unusual and hard-to-pronounce sounds? Why are people in Sweden so good at learning English? And are we going to see the emergence of Swinglish one day?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie chat to linguist Hedvig Skirgård and Swedish person Anna Melberg on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Find the tracks we play on the RTRFM webpage for this episode.