Doing the k/g/sk-list at least partially means finding a word that has “k/g/sk + soft vowel” and try to find out if there are more words like that. For instance, finding “blocken” might lead to “blecken” and “blicken” and “bläcket” and “blecket” and so on… This is easy in Swedish, and there are many series of these words, where changing a vowel or a consonant still gives you a word that makes sense. This made me wonder if there is any complete series in Swedish? Is there any pattern where one vowel can be replaced with any other vowel, and it still makes sense?
This turns out to be trickier than you might suspect. The closest I’ve got so far is:
Skar – Sker – Skir – Skor – Skur – Skyr –
Skår– Skär – Skör
There are several places in Sweden called Skår, but sticking to non-personal nouns, is it even possible? I am guessing it might be, at least for one-syllable words. For two-syllable words, this is the closest I’ve got so far:
Raka – Reka – Rika –
Roka– Ruka– Ryka – Råka – Räka – Röka
Rasta – Resta – Rista – Rosta – Rusta – Rysta –
Råsta– Rästa– Rösta
Which is still quite close. For three syllables:
Rakare – Rekare – Rikare –
Rokare– Rukare– Råkare– Räkare– Rökare
I haven’t even tried with four-syllable words. Also, it would be interesting to see what the longest series of words where only one consonant is replaced is. I doubt there is a complete series, unless you exclude j, x, v, q and w.