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Götamål is one of the six different dialect areas of the Swedish language, mostly heard in Västergötland, Dalsland, northern Halland, northern Småland and Östergötland although it is also heard in Bohuslän and Värmland and Öland. Examples of Götamål features are vowel reduction, vowel shortening in front of endings and loss of—r in suffixes (as in hästa' (hästar = horses)). It can also be heard in adjacent areas, mainly Dalsland, northern Småland and southwestern Östergötland. Värmland can also be counted here, although its dialect in many ways is a special case.
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