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.
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
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...