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A very Scandinavian joke.

Swedes and Norwegians (and Icelanders) almost sound like they’re singing when they speak, while Danish is remarkable in that it has no accent at all. It’s very flat, not unlike German. Yet Danes are still somewhat understandable to Swedes and Norwegians, because Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are more or less the same language, so to them it sound like “Danes are speaking with a potato in their mouth”

But now the secret is out. We don't actually talk like that when we're alone. We only do it to annoy Swedes and Norwegians. :XD:

And yay! Norwegians making fun of the Danish language http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk
And a Dane making fun of the Norwegian language http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJtRcoTF0S4 (Danish without subtitles. Sorry)

1st September 2009
 


437 Comments:
 
29 days ago #9276681        

Well, we do actually have many dialects in Denmark.
The main ones are Zealandish, Jutlandish, Funeish, Bornholmish, and there's dialects on all of the smaller islands.
But even on Zealand, Jutland, Fune and Bornholm, there's more than 1 dialect, for example, in Zealand there's North Zealandish, South Zealandish, West Zealandish, Copenhagenish, Middle Zealandish, and there's also Risdansk, which is the royal Danish language, and probably also the original one.
As for Jutland, there's Middle Jutlandish, North Jutlandish, West Jutlandish, East Jutlandish, and the hardest one to understand is South Jutlandish, which is completely ununderstandable.
I'm not so sure about Fune or Bornholm, but they have at least 1 dialect each.
I think we might have about 100 or so dialects. About that.



1 month ago #9272469        

Gotta love Sweden's claws



2 months ago #9263902        

I love Sweden tiny claws <3 there so cute



KOE

O
3 months ago #9256288        

Fannie get an education.



Dakarien

13 F
3 months ago #9246067        

I was in Denmark a while ago, and I just thought that it sounded really random



Rollen

22 M
4 months ago #9235087        

NOM! NOM! NOM!



5 months ago #9215265        

@TwilightPanther
more! I can tell when someone is coming from the neigbour town (10 minute drive)



6 months ago #9176911        

I love that one of the "ugliest" and "plainest" languages in the world forms in my brain and rolls of my tongue completely naturally.



MizzNina

25 F
7 months ago #9161173        

I never understood what my friends ment went they made fun of the danish language, and talked about how hard it was to understand. Somehow I never realised that I don't have a problem understanding Danes because my mother is from Denmark and at my Grandmothers house (Grandma also moved to Sweden) everybody, except me and my sisters spoke Danish. And Grandma only spoke Danish. I've heard and loved the language all my life, and since 13 years back (when my grandma passed away) I always get a warm feeling in the pit of my stomach when I hear Danish. Maybe that's why I love watching Danish movies and tv-shows (like Rejseholdet) every chance I get. :D



7 months ago #9154316        

@GeSaFFo @TwilightPanther
Well you should hear Greenland's their Amazing! Despite having a total population of 40



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