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The Swedish alphabet just got longer

I read in Dagens Nyheter that the Swedish alphabet just got longer. This certainly does not happen every day. It now has 29 letters instead of 28, since “W” is now considered a letter of its own, as in most countries, and not just a variation of “V”. The reason behind the change is that the 13th edition of SAOL, the Swedish Academy’s dictionary of the Swedish language, has been published and a large number of words beginning with “w” has been added, the most important of course is “webb” (web).

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