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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. ;)


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25th July 2010
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12 months ago #9685146        
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I love Fennoswede! He's adorable!

I often find it amusing that my Icelander speaks Icelandic, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian (and English) but the languages are very similar. My best friend is from Norway so the two of them often joke:

Norway: We kicked your Vikings out of the country
Iceland: But we kept your language!

I'm starting to think of my best friend and my boyfriend as these characters now. Oh boy...


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Spexon

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3 years ago #9418066        
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Swedes and norwegians can normally understand eachother without talking any slower than normally :) just look at Skavlan


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Rayati

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4 months ago #9763437        
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Try Arabic... Like each Arab country has its own dialect, and they're all different from each other. Actually, some are so different from each other that we can't even understand each other, and have to rely of classic Arabic; for example, I'm Lebanese, and apparently the dialect spoken in Morocco isn't understandable to us. However, we can understand the Syrian dialect, although it's slightly different. And every single one is different from classic Arabic anyway, which we only use in writing and in case of a dialect problem as I said.


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2 years ago #9601652        
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In South Africa the languages tShona, Zulu and Xhosa are very close and if people speak slowly we can understand the other two (mine being Zulu)

2 years ago #9509886        
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You made Finland talk? WOOOW!


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4 months ago #9763835        
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*british flag* English: Traditional
*USA flag* English: Simplified


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9 months ago #9715692        
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I once spent two hours explaining dialects to someone and they still insisted that American English was a different language than British English


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10 months ago #9706618        
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ðês weargbr¯æde scearplic elðêodisc reordian. Sê wissum nâ mihtig mighty into leornian hw¯æðer ððe m¯ælan lôca in hê ðe efengelic âhwæðer êow hlystan recednes ðêod cýðan. Heonu êower canne leornian ðe êower m¯æran wýscan sægen.

Old English is really weird.

2 years ago #9595344        
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For the Eastern, Chinese is divided to two languages, Mandarin and Cantonese. Cantonese might be close to Mandarin, but it's different. Korean Hangul is an evolved version of Hanja which was Mandarin characters, Japanese Katakana is actually similar to Mandarin writings. So technically, Mandarin rules the East


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2 years ago #9474412        
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Wait, so Iceland speaks Norwegian? Is it a color mistake?


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