https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skaarup75

Scandinavian :-)

February 12, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blehg

This image comes from the book Nordens språk med rötter och fötter ("The languages of the Nordic Countries with roots and feet"), published by the Nordic Council and available in the 5 official Scandinavian languages. It's freely available online here: http://eplads.norden.org/nordenssprak/

This particular image is from this chapter: http://eplads.norden.org/nordenssprak/kap2/2a/06.asp?lang=sv

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robinsdave

Am I right in thinking this is Norwegian: I live in Bergen, Swedish: I live in Gothenburg and Danish: I live in Arhus?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landsend

Yes, but it is phonetic spelling (just for those unaware). And it is Nynorsk...

Oh, and it is either Aarhus or Århus.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blehg

Since it's representing spoken Norwegian, it's neither Bokmål nor Nynorsk. They are written standards only.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landsend

True, it is a written standard so saying the character speaks nynorsk is not correct; but pronouncing bokmål "jeg" as "eg" would be uncommon. Most probably nynorsk "eg" is the base word for the character's sentence. Plus Bergen...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blehg

In Norway they're not always so blindly faithful to their written standards that they would perceive it as pronouncing "jeg" as "eg". I think it's more along the lines of "I pronounce it 'eg' in my dialect but I happen to write it as 'jeg' because I use Bokmål".

Bergen is actually a Bokmål stronghold on the West Coast, surrounded by municipalities using Nynorsk.

And while <eg> is definitely a Nynorsk form, <bor> is Bokmål. In nynorsk it's <bur> :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValentinCordier

Ég/ég exists however but in Icelandic. It's pronounced almost like Jeg and it means the same thing

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