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Norwegian Reaches 1 million learners

Congratulations for getting out of the thousands zone

2 years ago

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So each one of us, is literally ONE IN A MILLION !! ;)

2 years ago

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A million thank yous! :)

2 years ago

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I'm so happy! I have Scandinavian roots and I hope to someday speak the three Nordic languages on Duo!

2 years ago

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There are five languages in Scandinavia (Swedish, two kinds of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Elfdalian. Then you have also Faroese and Icelandic in the Nordic countries.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emily.m.harless

Actually, Finnish is part of a different language family, completely separate from Swedish/Danish/Norwegian. It's "finno-urgic" (or part of the "finno-urgic" language family, born from a proto-language of the region), more closely related to Hungarian and Russian. While it is in the geographical region, the language does not bear the same proto-germanic roots as the others and is not considered a "Scandinavian language", even though it is used in the region. As for the other languages, "Nynorsk" and "Bokmål" are not spoken languages. The only "standard" spoken language in Norway is called "Standark Østnorsk", but this is generally just called "norsk". However, you're right about Faroese and Icelandic. These languages are not as easily paired with other Scandinavian languages, and while Norwegian speaker and a Swedish speaker will have hardly any trouble understanding each other, a Norwegian (Standark Østnorsk) speaker wouldn't be so easily conversing with an Icelandic or Faroese speaker. Never the less, Faroese and Icelandic are Western Scandinavian languages (although Faroese is only a minor regional language).

2 years ago

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Yes, you're right. I just used the simple explanation. Also, I forgot to mention Sami. The Sami language (rather languages) are closely related to Finnish and other Ugric languages.

2 years ago

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Sorry I was a bit vague. By "on duo" I meant, "the three Nordic languages taught on Duolingo". Sorry for the confusion.

P.S. Estonians also consider themselves Nordic if that counts

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ondtogviltonsket

Jeg må gratulere moderatorene. De er virkelig kjempebra for den!

2 years ago

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Takker!

2 years ago

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Congrats, can't wait to tackle the Norwegian tree in a couple of months! :)

2 years ago

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You know I'll hold you to that. ;)

2 years ago

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Watch me! ;P Imma start on Jan 1st.

2 years ago

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Ah yes, I've heard Norwegian is good for hangovers.

2 years ago

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Never had a hangover in my life, doubt 2017'll be any different in this regard. ;) But learning Norwegian sounds like a good start into a fresh and shiny new year. :) No worries though, you'll get the "I told you so!" when it happens (and because I'm a decent human being perhaps after YOUR hangover's gone ;)).

2 years ago

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Haha, that'd be most considerate of you! Then again, with all that Norwegian around me I should be right as rain.

2 years ago
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