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Ah, the languages of the Nordics.

Few people realize this, but Norwegians actually speak a language that is far closer to old Danish than Norwegian, while people on Iceland actually speak something close to old Norwegian.
Little FennoSwede is holding on to his uncle Finland because FennoSwedes are Finns who speak Swedish.

Though, you could really just say Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and to some extend Icelandic (But not Finnish) are nothing more than different dialects, seeing as we understand each other if we talk reeeeaaaaly slow and clear.

And it will of course never not be funny how some Americans treat British like a completely different language. :XD:
Sure, some words are different and it’s a different accent, but try coming to Europe. We’ll show you what “different language” means. ;)

24th July 2010

9 days ago #9287260        

Try to speak french ! Even if we talk really slow and clear in english, our accent will destroy each word x)

10 days ago #9287090        

Thank god I'm somewhat fluent in British English. Some of these idiots over here can't understand a damn word the Brits say.


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21 days ago #9279537        

DeadlyLittleKate, you can re-set your spell-check for British English, rather than American English. Or, if it's web-based and you can't, you can also right-click and "add word" to the dictionary of the spell check.

Fixing the problem is often much easier than being angry at it. ;)

25 days ago #9277446        

@Don Don't you mean South Jutland? That is even more gibberish than West Jutland.


4 months ago #9226163        

I can't help laughing at the fact, that being Danish it is still easier for me to understand Norwegian than to understand the people from West Jutland, who speak a language, that can only be understood by the Scottish (and perhaps themselves?)


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5 months ago #9205798        

All Scandinavians speak low German anyway ;)


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5 months ago #9204287        

@kyzb hehe


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5 months ago #9200570        

On a train to Leoland from Kaupmannahöfn I was asked if we were from Finnland. The woman found our icelandic language harsh sounding. LOL

5 months ago #9194252        

Understanding each other can also depend heavily on where you live. I can understand Norwegian to around 95 % (give or take a few words). I live on the west coastline of Sweden, hence our Swedish dialect is similar to the happy tones of Norwegian. However, she told me that she met a Sweden from the eastern parts, and he couldn't understand her at all. And as Humon says, I can understand some Danish, but with some they do need to speak s-l-o-w-l-y and not in a heavy dialect.

And Finnish does indeed not count. Icelandic is still a mystery, I can understand a few similarities in the written language but as for spoken... nope

6 months ago #9189478        

I know but Colour comes up for me too.
I know that :P

Yes they are some stupid American just like there is anywhere else in the world.

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