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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

12 days ago #9309598        

It still amuses me that 'Australian English' is being treated as different from British and American English nowadays. It's not like we have a difference in spelling. It's mostly verbal, and that tends to be a result of being too lazy to say entire words. Scottish would be more justified as a separate language if they decide to transcribe the accent.

18 days ago #9305926        

Actually, it's more the English that claim "American" is another language. Americans call our language "English" and also call what the English speak "English." I've heard countless stories where an American went to England and was informed that the language they were speaking was "American" and not English.


22 M
19 days ago #9305206        

Doesn't surprise me actually... The Jutes invaded and settled in southern Britain in the late 4th century with the Angles and Saxons, and during history Denmark, Norway and Sweden went to Britain many times, and the old languages had big influences on each other. So many words are inspired by Old Norse - and I won't even start on the Celtic Language, it looks like some weird combination of Old Norse, Germanic (Not to be confused with German) and something like modern Icelandic and Hebrew (?)... I don't know, it's just weird :P


15 F
22 days ago #9302716        

Those Nordics are weird.

28 days ago #9299617        

@jackyandrea4: OMG that's true! So cool!

1 month ago #9298560        

In schools in Iceland they teach us Denish

1 month ago #9296853        

there you see the most priviliget minority ever


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1 month ago #9296560        

Went to Norway a few years ago and spoke Doric, a dialect from Aberdeen, and got on well with the farmer I was staying with. A lot of the words where the same.

1 month ago #9294411        

This is the same comic as the picture on the bottom of the page!

1 month ago #9294189        

@Rasfroggin Well, the same thing's true the other way around, so... :)

I can read a little French, but I don't even try to pronounce it.

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