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> Conjunctions are often divided into two in Swedish:
> subjunctions and conjunctions
> subjunctions are such conjunctions that introduce a subclause.
> ("subordinating conjunctions").

>But the book I'm refering did not, as far as I can recall.

Ok. In Finland's Swedish schools, learning this distinction is considered
for some reason important.

> I've never seen participles counted separately - I take it you mean the
> one's with auxiliry verbs. Wouldn't those rather be a class in clause
> analyzis? (grouped with such concepts as subject, object, etc.)?

>Participles with auxiliary verbs? I'm not sure what you mean.

Oh, I expressed myself unclearly. Participles, whenever used as arguments of
auxiliry verbs, could perhaps be accepted as a class of their own. Not that
I'm sure about it, and I think that's more likely to be a distinction in
satsanalys than in ordklasser.

I do not know why the book listed participles as a separate part of speech,
but it did, and apparently included all participles.

> I guess you could have a class of postpositions separately from
prepositions
> in Swedish too, but they're extremely rare (the only one I'd ever _use_
> postpositionally is "förutan").

>There's a couple more, like _igenom_ with periods of time, eg _medeltiden
>igenom_.

Yeah, forgot about that one. Not one I'm likely to use though. I also recall
_emellan_ eg _oss emellan_, perhaps also _utöver_? (Not sure about that one.
A vague feeling of linguistic dissonance emerges when I attempt pronouncing
it postpositionally).