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Question 1: When the country became part of the ________ in 1397, many Danish scribes brought Danicisms into the written language.
Nordic countriesKalmar UnionUnion between Sweden and NorwayDenmark–Norway

Question 2: The differences were only minute, however, and the dialects truly began to diverge around the 12th century, becoming Old Swedish and ________ in the 13th century.
German languageEnglish languageDanish languageSwedish language

Question 3: The ________ sounds were largely the same as in modern Swedish, with the notable exceptions of the voiced dental fricative (IPA: ð) and the voiceless dental fricative (IPA: θ), which do not exist in modern Swedish.
Alveolar consonantConsonantPalatal consonantVelar consonant

Question 4: There were eight ________ in Early Old Swedish: /iː, yː, uː, oː, eː, aː, øː, εː/.
VowelClose front unrounded vowelClose back rounded vowelInternational Phonetic Alphabet

Question 5: Noun ________ fell under two categories: weak and strong.
Grammatical caseVocative caseGenitive caseDeclension

Question 6: The grapheme i could stand for both the ________ /i/ and /j/ (e.g.
PhonologyPhonemeEnglish orthographyInternational Phonetic Alphabet

Question 7: The Old Swedish ________ are as follows.
Cardinal numberNatural numberOrdinal numberGeorg Cantor

Question 8: The printing of the ________ in Swedish in 1526 marked the starting point for modern Swedish.
Biblical canonGospelJesusNew Testament

Question 9: It was the first Swedish language document written in the ________, and its oldest fragments have been dated to around the year 1225.
Runic alphabetLatin alphabetArabic alphabetPhoenician alphabet

Question 10: ________ was less restricted in Old Swedish than modern Swedish due to complex verbal morphology.
Subject Verb ObjectWord orderSubject Object VerbAgglutinative language


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