What does Danish sound like to a Norwegian?
So I saw this (hilarious) video, and was wondering, is this really what Danish sounds like to Norwegians? Also, how mutually intelligible are the two languages? Takk!
I can understand it if it's spoken "clearly," because I've done the Danish tree on Duolingo, but it still sounds like a garbled Norwegian.
Hahah So funny because I completed the Danish tree already and watch Danish films/shows (with subtitles), and just started the Norwegian tree....and the Norwegian sounds soooooo strange to my ears. xD :D
I'm not Norwegian, so I can't say what Danish sounds like to a Norwegian person. I can say, as an English person, that Danish sounds very similar to a Northern English accent spoken in Liverpool called "Scouse" ("Liverpudlian" is its proper name). This is why I'm going to do the Danish course after I have finished the Norwegian course because I don't think I'll have too much trouble understanding it. I like how Danish sounds too (and Norwegian and Swedish).
I'm Norwegian. To me it sounds like slurred/unarticulatedf Norwegian with a funny accent. If I don't focus on understanding it, it can almost sound German. Like Luke, I understand Danish if it's spoken slowly or clearly. My problem is to percieve the word boundaries.
Same here. Drunk, hyper-conservative Norwegian with a touch of German accent.
Also: Are there no consonants in spoken Danish? Everything sounds like a vowel.
So it sounds like someone doesn't know how to articulate the words? i.e Iwenttothestoretodaytobuysomemilk.
I'm not a Norwegian speaker but I speak Spanish and I'm learning both Danish and Norwegian... I think it's like a Spanish speaker hearing a Brazilian Portuguese speaker:)
My wife is Norwegian and she struggles to understand Danish clearly! It's easy to read but the sounds are much further back in the throat.
I went to play with the Danish tree recently and it was quite insightful (aka weird) to hear how things were pronounced. Go try it! You don't have to be "fluent" in Norwegian to get a sense XD
Thanks for the idea! I did that, and it did indeed sound like garbled Norwegian. I actually was able to test out of basics using my (admittedly small) Norwegian skills. It sounds like someone speaking Norsk with something in their mouth....
Haha yes! They say that Danish sounds like Norwegian spoken with a potato in your mouth.... but I wasn't able to test out of anything when I tried, darn it, let me go try again XD