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    Swedish: still not Sweden's official language

    (originally found by Nerthus and posted at GdV)

    Swedish: still not Sweden's official language

    Sweden's parliament on Wednesday voted against making Swedish the country's official language.

    While Swedish is effectively the country's official language, it has not been written into law. It is, however, an official language in Finland, Åland and the EU.

    On paper there appeared to be a majority in favour of formalising the status of Swedish, since the Green Party had aligned itself with the conservative parties pushing for the change.

    But MPs rejected the idea by 147 votes to 145, apparently due to a combination of absences and miscast votes.

    "We will try again next year," said Leif Björnlod, who is responsible for the issue within the Green Party.

    The government argued that there is simply no point in passing a law that cannot be upheld in any meaningful way.

    But Leif Björnlod said it is important to protect the language by law to guarantee that all official documentation is translated to Swedish.

    "Primarily it's important in our work with the EU. Not everyone is bilingual," he said.


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    Madness, Sweden ought to have the dubios first place in the nordish pc-contest of self-contempt and denial. :speechles

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    Vet du vilket språk är det officiellt språk i Sverige?
    Lík börn leika best.

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    I think the plan is to make arabic the official language in Sweden. In most of the bigger schools here in Sweden you can take courses in arabic and other non-white languages, hemspråk as they call it…

    I’m getting so tired of hearing sand people speak. It’s like listening to someone that is choking and trying to cough up the kebab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storman-[swe]
    It’s like listening to someone that is choking and trying to cough up the kebab.
    AHH you mean just like Danish

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    Hmmm...better be quick guys before it's Urdu! :speechles
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storman-[swe]
    I’m getting so tired of hearing sand people speak. It’s like listening to someone that is choking and trying to cough up the kebab.
    Definitely.

    Try listening to Chinese speak Chinese. There is just no elegance in it. It sounds like pots and pans thrown down a stairway.

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    I think the plan is to make arabic the official language in Sweden. In most of the bigger schools here in Sweden you can take courses in arabic and other non-white languages, hemspråk as they call it…

    I’m getting so tired of hearing sand people speak. It’s like listening to someone that is choking and trying to cough up the kebab.
    I as well have a feeling that is the objective of the ***** ***** **** that makes the rules... god damn it I had one of those days today, oh good noo I'm throwing up here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storman-[swe]
    In most of the bigger schools here in Sweden you can take courses in arabic and other non-white languages, hemspråk as they call it…
    Hemspråk? Literally that means "home language" if I am not mistaken ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    Hemspråk? Literally that means "home language" if I am not mistaken ... ?
    Correct. For not getting too much in touch with the culture of the country they're now living in. Something similar was planned in Austria: Politics wanted to force students, who want to become teachers for primary school children, to study Turkish for a whole year; not just the language, but also the culture of the country, to "bridge" between the different cultures and to "meet the Turkish immigrant kids halfway".

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