What is the rule for using -er vs -ere? Or is it like en, et, ei where we just have to learn which words require -er vs -ere.
singular: en amerikaner, def. : amerikaneren :plural: amerikanere, def.: amerikanerne.
Because the singular already has an "er" at the end, adding another -e makes it plural
This is described at
Tussen takk! I've been doing this through the app rather than the website.
It is a general rule that nationality-related words like "amerikanere" are written in lowercase in Norwegian?
Yes. The names of countries are capitalized and treated as proper nouns, but demonyms and languages are not.
Thank you! Now I know the word "demonym." :)
Bare hyggelig! Then you know more than my spell checker.
Vi er British
Vi er brasilianere.
Jeg er brasiliansk.