Is it just me or do the listen and write Norwegian part of the lesson seem the hardest? Some words seem to cut off, some letters are silent, etc. If you haven't memorized the word and spelling it's difficult, no?
It's also the fact that the Duolingo lady is a bot, so she doesn't always pronounce things how a native speaker would :(
True that, but when it comes to swallowing endings most native speakers will be worse than the TTS.
There may come a day when you long for Liv's relatively slow-paced and clear robotic voice. :)
Is there any language that does [not do] the same? I was pleasantly surprised,it makes things much easier
Is there a difference of pronunciation between "har" and "er" ? I'm so confused right now because it sounds almost the same to me.
If there is no inflection among the personal pronouns, then how do we know this is What does he have, rather than what has him?
There is inflection among personal pronouns, which you'll discover in later lessons. The object form of "han" is "ham" (also "han," but that's unimportant). People are very rarely had by anything, thank goodness. Context alone tells you that he has something and not the other way around.
"What's" can be a contraction of "what is" or "what has" ex: What's (what is) your name? What's (what has) gotten into you?
I don't think "what has he?" is really said anymore unless the perfect tense is being used so I'm not sure why that answer is accepted.
I see this confused other people too in the comments, because only 3 languages in the world use 'to do' on it's own at certain times and in certain forms...(do, does, doesn't, does not, did not, didn't, to do). Clearly, Norwegian is more like most of the worlds languages languages, rather saying 'have' or 'has'...''have you a bike?'' vs. ''do you have a bike?''.
yeah "h" is always silent before "v" but always pronnounced before vowels.
To sum it up, "er" is used as the verb "to be" and "har" as the verb "to have" with no conjugations for singular or plural. Is that right? Are they also the infinitive form?
There is no verb conjugation based on number, neither for these nor for any other verb.
Their infinitive forms are "å være" (irregular) and "å ha", respectively.
As I noted to my daughter, the guttural language of the Vikings. Just get your wooden club out, toss on some animals skins, and sit around the blazing fire.
Do all of 'a' vowels have the same pronunciation in this sentence?
(Also, is 'vowel' a countable word in English? Did I use it correctly here?)
I thought this might be "what has he done?" how do i know if he has got or he has done?
What has he done = Hva har han gjort?
In "Hva har han?", "har" functions as the main verb, meaning "have/possess".
In "Hva har han gjort?", "har" functions as an auxiliary verb expressing the past aspect of the action.
i am learning German as well as Norwegian and i find the voices way to digital, fast, and make it way harder to understand-i often use YouTube to listen to the actual pronunciation and not a computer generated sound bit-am i alone on this ?
I do not understand my mistake. [URL=http://piccy.info/view3/11489020/c096c06be713908f2fc34115ffd75ae9/orig/][IMG]http://i.piccy.info/i9/cd660dfac6ffb0bb881012f856fada13/1503124679/16367/1172449/Hva_har_han_800.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Explain it me, please!
You answered What is he (hva er han). The correct answer is What does he have or What has he archaically (hva har han) . Er = is Har = has
Thank you for your explain, but I think that expressions "What is ..." and "What's ..." are one and the same. I am understand the Norwegian constraction, but I do not understand wrong my English translation. Pay attention to the screenshot, please. [IMG]http://i.piccy.info/i9/cd660dfac6ffb0bb881012f856fada13/1503124679/16367/1172449/Hva_har_han_800.jpg[/IMG]
In English "what's" can be a contraction for BOTH what is and what has. In this specific task you should have written HAS not IS. While it is true that What is can be contracted to what's, It is also true that What's (the correct answer) can and is to be meant as What Has.