> 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).