The Swedish Alphabet consists of twenty-eight letters.
|Name and Figure||Power|
|A||A a||sounds like the English a in psalm.|
|E||E e||has a sound between the slender a and the e, or as it is
commonly pronounced in the article the, de.
|I||I i||sounds like the English ee in bee, bi.|
|J||longt i (i. e. long i)|
|O||O o||(the Greek ω) sounds nearest to the narrow oo in rood.|
|U||U u||sounds like the English u in ruin.|
|Y||Y y||sounds like the French u in une, syn, sight.|
|Å||Å å||sounds like the English o in long, lång.|
|*||sounds like the English a in name, nämna.|
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The order they here stand in is that of the Swedish Alphabet.
* These letters in the Roman characters are Ä and Ö.
The Swedish language has no diphthongs. When two vowels occur together, they must both be heard, as bēēdiga, brōār. — Brunnmark's Swedish Grammar. London, 1805.