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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
 


735 Comments:
 
10 days ago #9133358      

I think of Norwegian as Danish with Swedish pronunciation.



13 days ago #9131676      

Finnish do sound a little bit like Swedish, they share a few words.



00joe01

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1 month ago #9109742      

@Stecar Good idea! :)



1 month ago #9109740      

@00joe01 Maybe next comic about languages in Nordic countries will include Åland and maybe even Estonia. Estonia is unlikely though.



00joe01

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1 month ago #9109737      

@Stecar Probably



1 month ago #9109736      

@00joe01 Yeah, Åland is separate from the rest of the FennoSwedes. Maybe not separate enough for this comic?



00joe01

14 M
1 month ago #9109735      

@Stecar Of course i know that but they are 2 different characters. Both in the comics and in real life.



1 month ago #9109728      

@00joe01 Åland is a Swedish speaking region in Finland and thus is represented by FennoSwede.



1 month ago #9109418      

This is why as a Norwegian, I can understand Icelandic. And of course written Danish, but hearing / speaking it? Never xD There I'm much better at Swedish.



2 months ago #9101152      

Why do we never put in all the real Scandinavian countries?



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