New Years Day 2009 – a most beautiful day! A lovely winter on the whole, with almost no snow (it was cold though), but the next two winters it looked like we lived by the North Pole.

This place is situated by the sea just north of my city. Here isย mostly stones and cliffs and rough nature. Very beautiful indeed! It’s called “Skallaberget” or short: “Skallen”

“Skalle” means head, and is more of a slang expression. The proper word is “huvud”. And “berget” means the mountain. Well it’s maybe not a proper mountain in this case. Cliffs – more or less steep!

Hence “The Head mountain” or “The Head”.ย I wonder why it’s called that….


What slang expressions for “head” do you have in english?
I found the word “nut” as an informal word. I also found the word “Skull” which resembles very much to “Skalle”. There is one example of how closely related English and Swedish actually are to each other as Germanic languages.

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    1. At first I didn’t think of that myself, this “Skull” and “skalle” (I connect this word to the skeleton), but on the whole there are many similarities between english and swedish. And if one check out the scottish, you can easily see the connection to swedish which is inherited from the vikings. Some word are almost the same, just pronounced a bit different. I don’t know about the spelling though.

      You can also see the interconnection between the germanic and the roman languages. Swedish, norvegian, danish, german, english and french, italian, spanish. There are some more, but these are the biggest. I can see many english words that have its roots in french, for example. It’s the same with swedish, many words are originated from german, french and english. But also from other languages. Depending on which country that had big influence on sweden due to the time period in question.

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      1. how interesting Ninna – ๐Ÿ™‚ language evolution is so cool!! and you have such a special ind to wrap your head around multi-languages the way you do


          1. got it -:) – and hoping you have a great weekend โค (oh and one more link to share – just FYI – this lady R, has some great tips – so just as you do your research be to peek here) ttyl xxoo


          2. well it means “talk to you soon” – ๐Ÿ™‚ even though I should have put “TTYL” for “talk to you later”


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