SLANG

I created Swedish Language Games (SLANG) to make practicing the language with my classmates more fun. The app is a set of non-competitive minigames made for a group of 1-4 people: by taking turns each person tries their best at the given challenge with help and encouragement from the team.

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SLANG v0.01 (95.5 Mb, Windows x64)

Extract the zip file and start SLANG.exe.

On start it’s in touch screen mode so for now you have to press M to show the mouse cursor.

The settings and the cached dictionary is saved to the C:\Users\…\AppData\Local\SLANG folder.

The application is obviously in a very early stage of development with only two minigames and more than two bugs.

The dictionary is based on the Kelly list which contains the ~8000 most frequent words. The translations are mostly from Folkets dictionary, word metadata is mostly from the extra materials for the Rivstart textbooks. The datasets required a lot of manual fixes and additions along with a meaty python script so expect a non zero number of mistakes in the dictionary. If you find any (or other bugs) then please do let me know. Thanks! 🙂

Dictionary filtering
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On this screen one can narrow down the list of words used in the minigames. If a word passes any of the enabled filters then it will be included.

Custom Collection
It’s purpose is to select a user defined collection of words. Right now however only #1 has any words in it, the ones we covered with my Swedish class. In a later update it will be possible to load a text file containing the words.

CEFR
A range of Common European Framework levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Rivstart
A range of CEFR and chapter values. At this time C1 and C2 can’t be selected.

Letter Shuffle
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In this game one has to guess the word. The letters are mixed up except for the first one. There are 3 possible hints, word class, inflections and translation but many words are missing one or more of those metadata. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sentence Maker
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Here the task is to create a sentence of a given type (question, command or any) using the two words and a topic.


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