Danish vs. Icelandic
Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Danish vs. Icelandic!!!
In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242
We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)
Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!
- Spoken: https://youtu.be/89yLb3goapY
- Sung: https://youtu.be/b0gCMrbB-Dk
- Written: Alle mennesker er født frie og lige i værdighed og rettigheder. De er udstyret med fornuft og samvittighed, og de bør handle mod hverandre i en broderskabets ånd.
My vote goes for Icelandic even if I do really like Danish as well (undskyld).
Why did I choose Icelandic?
- Icelandic sounds (to me like) a pool of crystal clear water in which you can see[hear] reflections of the past developent of the [North] Germanic languages. Having (casually) studied some Icelandic enriched the learning experience of Germanic languages in a way that, I think, is similar to how someone studying a Romance language would experience learning Latin: everything just starts making more sense and you really get a good perspective on not only the language itself, but the entire family.
Also: the way Icelandic creates new words for new things instead of borrowing them from other languages is really, really interesting.