"A normal day"

Translation:En vanlig dag

March 24, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/danielmonteiro16

So, does dag come from old dæg, es such as does day?

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Day and dag share the same origin yes, if that’s what you’re asking.

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/danielmonteiro16

Yes, ’twas. Thankya

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/schyrsivochter

As does German Tag, I think?

March 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yes of course, all these Germanic languages.

March 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/danielmonteiro16

I love Germanic languages.

March 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NattKullav1

From Wikipedia

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Central Europe, Westernand Northern Europe.

The West Germanic branch includes the two most widely spoken Germanic languages: English, with approximately 360–400 million native speakers,and German, with over 100 million native speakers. Other major West Germanic languages are Dutch with 23 million speakers, Low German with approximately 5 million in Germany and 1.7 million in the Netherlands, andAfrikaans, an offshoot of Dutch, with over 7.2 million. The main North Germanic languages are Norwegian, Danish,Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese, which have a combined total of about 20 million speakers.

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloKokx

Whast are Germanic languages, anyways?

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloKokx

Tack! have a lingot.

December 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkNaylor4

I have just read a book which days dag is pronounced 'da' unlike the speaker on this clip?

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yeah, very often the g is dropped.

September 29, 2016
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