Why the heck am I learning Norwegian?! :)
Hey all! For some reason I am super drawn to Norwegian even though I live in southern California, have relatives in Germany, and love Brazilian music... I feel more motivated to learn Norwegian more than any other language before so if you feel so inclined, follow me so I can have fellow Norwegian learners learning with me and holding me accountable. Tusen takk!
Honestly, you don't need a reason why, other than that you like it! I'm learning Portuguese but have no ties to any country where it is spoken, yet i feel so drawn to it. If you like it, learn it. From my experience, it's an easy language and will help you learn other languages later on. I'm learning it's sister language, Swedish, and in almost two years, I'm more advanced than any language I've ever studied. Lycka till!
a-ha is an 80s band from Norway. Their most famous song is "Take On Me."
They are one of my favorite bands and they have interviews on YouTube that are in Norwegian. I wanted to know what they were saying, so I decided to learn Norwegian.
Edit: I also like Bjørn Eidsvåg and Solveig Leithaug.
I am currently learning Norwegian because is the closest language to Icelandic, It's a terrible reason, but since there isn't much sources for Icelandic learners available out there, I will stick to Norwegian so I can get familiarized with the Germanic system of putting suffixes on words instead of using new words. But since you do feel motivated to learn it, that's enough reason to do it! motivation is the key to learn any language.
I'm from America, but live in Norway, above the arctic circle. Almost everyone I know here speaks English. Almost. Learning the language of the country you're in only makes sense, so, here I am. Long time polyglot though, so language learning isn't new to me. Oh, and I'd never heard of Skam until this thread.
This one works for me, hopefully it'll work for you :) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4_tljy06u8US0pIdnR5ai03Mkk
I’m not sure about that other than I feel at peace with the world when I do. I guess it’s what astronauts feel when they look back at the earth. For a brief moment all seems right. No matter what I see or experience when I come down will erase that brief moment. Also, many of the mountains I climb are not physical. D
Hey! :-) Totally understand you. I'm fond of Norwegian as well and I find it fun to learn, speak and listen to. Apart from the country itself, its interesting geography and general positive vibe, I somehow seem to grasp the concept of the language. It's straightforward and well-structured, something my native language of German can't exactly take pride in :D I see you're also taking the German course, viel Erfolg damit!
Oh don't say that. Just because we have so many irregular verbs and a lot of exceptions, that doesn't mean German is not structured. Actually it is extremely structured, just a little complicated ;-). I believe modern Norwegian to be a lot younger than modern German and even English though and that the younger a language is the more structure it has. (That's just my impression though, I haven't done any linguistic research on this (yet). So please correct me if I am wrong.
I can't even remember why I started to learn Norwegian or when. Perhaps I started learning so that I could read norwegian knitting patterns? I think it's been about 18 months. I'm addicted to the language now, and have kept it up a bit every day. The duolingo course is awesome (and full of humour). that keeps me motivated.
I am German an I am learning Norwegian because I spend 6 month on a Norwegian farm after I finished high school and fell in love with the country. And like many others here I seamed to have just clicked with this language (maybe because it is so closely related to German, I don't know). I also tried to learn Italian but gave up very soon.
Although the post is very old (I don't know whether you completed the course or still learning!) the title of the post just spoke to my heart. I love languages and find most of them quite ineteresting. I wanted to learn a new one that does not derive from latin since I already speak three of them (love them all!) but did not want to try and learn one that I would find very demanding given that I wouldn't have a tutor. So I turned to Scandinavia, always had an interest in these languages too, and even if my initial thought was to learn Swedish.. I don't know why, all of a sudden I decided that I wanted to learn Norwegian. Sometimes I find the syntax so extremely hard that I think to myself "why I am doing this now?" but then I carry on. It's been more than year (took a break and lost my streak of course) and I am not even halfway there but it's ok. Learning a language is a process. I wish there was more material on line, like a proper grammar book and on line exercises, or even more series to watch but unfortunately not a lot can be found. Ha det!