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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!

Danish -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/89yLb3goapY
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/b0gCMrbB-Dk
  3. 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.

Icelandic -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/SvlLbX3oyAk
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/KfyNbc3mCcY
  3. Written: Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvisku, og ber þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.
November 15, 2017



Across the board, I like Danish a little more than Icelandic.


Love both, but I'm going to have to go with Icelandic :)


I really like Icelandic!

Also, is this letter ð a constant or a vowel?


It's like th as in the


I'm uncertain, both beautiful languages! I choose.... Danish! :)


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.

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      My vote goes to Danish! Sounds really cool and I like how this letter looks ø

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