I have so far found three different forms of words for each direction in a map: "nord", "norr", and "norra" which all mean something to do with the north; "syd", "söder", and "södra" which all mean something to do with the south. Now, I only am sure about the ones for north and south, but I am about to use my gut instincts here and guess the ones for west and east: "väst," "väster," and "västra;" "öst," "öster," and "östra." Does that sound right?
Anyway, I would like to know how many forms of each word for each elementary direction on a map actually exists. Are there just three that can be used as I've mentioned? Are there more? Also, I would like to know the differences between the forms heretofore enumerated. Here are some things I know:
- Det snöar alltid i Nordeuropa. (haha)
- Vi ska åka till norr om Europa.
- Sverige ligger i norra Europa.
- Sydamerika är stort.
- Texas ligger söder om Amerika.
- I södra Amerika är det ju het.
Here's the question, answered already in case someone was interested: