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"A normal day"

Translation:En vanlig dag

March 24, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cecilia885751

Normal = normal. Ordinary = vanlig


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielmonteiro16

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielmonteiro16

Yes, ’twas. Thankya


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

As does German Tag, I think?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Yes of course, all these Germanic languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielmonteiro16

I love Germanic languages.


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


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

Whast are Germanic languages, anyways?


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

Tack! have a lingot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkNaylor4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Yeah, very often the g is dropped.


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

Tack för en underbar vanlig dag

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