A quick language note

A Swedish pop-star was just interviewed on npr and said she does not write songs in Swedish, her native language. She enjoys writing in English, in part b/c it offers a kind of resistance, something to overcome, which, she implied, spurs her creativity. She sang a song in Swedish and I was very happy that I understood the first few lines, having spent the summer studying Norwegian. They are indeed quite close. The singer’s name is “Robin”.

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