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What did you say?

What did you say?

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. ;)

25th July 2010
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3 days ago #9339723        

Apparently Canadians, Australians, Irish and Brits don't speak the same language as America, because most of the time American's when they can't understand someones accent or annoyed by it demand we speak proper English. FUnny though how I barely have a Canadian accent even though I was born and raised in Canada, but if you want a good ol' Canadian Accent, talk to people from the western provinces like BC, ALberta, and Saskatchewan, they usually have the thickest Accents there.

6 days ago #9338690        

@Don_Julian The Sami speak Sami languages (there are several) that are distantly related to Finnish.

10 days ago #9336744        

Be careful about the norwegian. My dialect is far from danish, and I identify myself more with icelandic and swedish.

22 days ago #9332183        

There are some of us smarter Americans that can understand British English.


1 month ago #9328262        

I do wonder what about the Sami?


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1 month 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


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1 month ago #9324465        


2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 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.

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