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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. ;)


25th July 2010

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2 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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7 months 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)

1 year ago #9509886        
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You made Finland talk? WOOOW!

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8 months 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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1 year ago #9474412        
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Wait, so Iceland speaks Norwegian? Is it a color mistake?

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2 years ago #9454667        
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Eg kjem frå Noreg, og eg talar norsk :3

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2 years ago #9449630        
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I dunno..I just really fond with Norwegian language (I can not understand a word) and Norwegian's English - is very soothing to listen

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2 years ago #9393900        
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Yeah, we speak danish if you count Norway population on kristiansand...
my language is somewhat close to old Norwegian or old norse.
I dont understand danish and how you can you can say norwegian is danish xD
I tried to speak to a danish lady in a danish store, she didn't even understand yes or no in both my dialect and bokmål (i didn't understand her either so we ended up with english) xD
So the nordic countries i understand the most is Iceland and sweden, and are probably those countries that understand me the best too.
We have soo many types of Norwegian (1000+ dialects), the words change from where you are in Norway.
Moro (fun) can suddenly be gama and Jeg ( i ) can suddenly be E, Æ, Eg. Fjell (mountain) can be fjall, Norge (Norway) can be Noreg.
Ku (cow) can be kyr, å ikke like (to not like) can be å mislike... etc.
"Eg er norsk", that is new norwegian (the second writing language in Norway) for "i am norwegian".
Yeah, we have two writing languages in Norway....

2 years ago #9376616        
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Does this make Finland special or just "special" compared to the rest of the gang? :)

4 years ago #8891723        
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Well, in south norwegian we have a danish-influeced language, while in the western/northen parts the language in impressively good preserved.

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