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Great PaulVDV 2021-05-08 13:24

Hello Gert,
I understand that 'vakt' is Swedish for 'guard'. We would say 'bewaker'. However, 'skydds' for 'security' does not seem to have any connection with Dutch or English.
I have the impression that the two men eating an ice cream think it is funny that you can take a picture of the guard behind his back.
Who makes the biggest mistake? Workmen who eat an ice cream during working hours or a security guard who does not see that the security situation is being photographed?
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Thank you Paul,
'Skydd' is obviously derived from German 'Schutz'. 'Sk' before a "soft" vowel (a e i y δ φ) is pronounced like German 'sch'. The 's' in the middle is inserted when two different words are connected. Like for instance 'skyddsδngel' for 'guardian angel'. ;-)
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Thank you Gert,


I didn't know the German word 'Schutz'.
In Dutch we also have the insertion of the letter 's' in compound words. So that isn't unusual for me.

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Surely you have heard of "Schutzstaffel"? :-(
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Actually only known here under the abbreviation.
At least by me.
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