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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

5 days ago #9328262        

I do wonder what about the Sami?


20 M
11 days ago #9325555        

While English is definitely the predominant language in America, there are many Americans in which English is not their native tongue and a lot of Americans are bilingual as explained by this comic


21 M
14 days ago #9324465        


1 month ago #9315548        

The hardest conversation I've had was booking a UK taxi with a London-based company, and I'm here in Los Angeles. Very Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan.

1 month 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.

2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago #9302716        

Those Nordics are weird.

2 months ago #9299617        

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

2 months ago #9298560        

In schools in Iceland they teach us Denish

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