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Swedish names. [Jun. 16th, 2008|01:22 pm]
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Are colons really allowed in Swedish names? Or is this some kind of typographical compromise?

Edited to add: Ah, apparently "Ax:son" is an abbreviation of "Axelsson". I've seen Swedish speakers use the colon to indicate missing letters before, so I should have thought of that.

[User Picture]From: pne
2008-06-16 01:54 pm (UTC)
IIRC, they also use it for things such as adding suffixes to acronyms or other "non-words", where we might use apostrophes, e.g. "Two ICBM's" or "the 90's".
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[User Picture]From: nou
2008-06-16 01:57 pm (UTC)
You do remember correctly; I've seen that a lot of times too. Though I would use neither.
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