En fånge rymde från fängelset.

English Translation

A prisoner escaped from the prison.

Gaahhh. This spelling catches me out every time. Why fÅnge and yet fÄngelset? and what about fÄngelsekund. Soooooooo confusing

I think these vocal shifts are vestiges of Germanic umlaut. Also note that there are two different verbs involved: fånga and fängsla.

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