In Swedish, “v” and “w” are pronounced the same, “v” as in Victor. In the dictionary, there is no separate “w” section, the “w” words are intermingled with all the "v" words. I found four. Total. So better than Q, but not much. Then there's the fact that all four words are lifted from other languages. Because of all of the above, I'm making today about ordering a beer, as promised.
Of course I'll tell you the words, since you're dying to know. Wallboard. Watt. Whisky. WC, which is British, stands for water closet, and refers to a restroom.
Jag vill ha en öl. We'll take this individually, then put them together again.
Jag = I , pronounced yog, as in dog, with y as in yellow. YOG.
Vill = will, pronounced like will, only with a V as in Victor. VILL.
Ha = have, pronounced haw as in “hee-haw”. HAW.
En = an, pronounced exactly the same. EN.
Öl = beer, pronounced err( as in umm, err...but take off the r) and add double LL's. ELL.
YOG VILL HAW AN ELL. Or, if your message is not coming through, point to one at another table. The “postcard” I shared above is of Swedish brand beers.
Accept my challenge and write me a sentence in Swedish (and it's OK to put some English words in there, as in “I'm going to my sommarstuga in min egen bil.” Our graduation/participation button is almost ready for taking. Jeremy, our resident digital artist is making it just for us. (There will also be other, “I survived the challenge” bling for your taking next week.)
Reflections Posts Mark your calendars for May 7th, the start of the sign-ups for writing your thoughts, ideas, and generally all about your experience during the challenge. If you want a sample, here's mine from last year.