https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

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Hei, alle sammen! Hello, everyone!

When beginning the course, be sure to consult the tips and notes. They are very extensive and will help you a great deal along the way. Please consult the forums for grammatical help, as we, along with the Norwegian-speaking community, will do our best to answer your questions in a timely fashion.

Please join our Facebook group!

Feel free to consult the following Wikipedia pages as well:

As well as this amazing PDF of Norwegian Grammar from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

These are also useful for answering some Frequently Asked Questions:

Other external links:

Med vennlig hilsen,

~Det norske laget~

3 years ago

115 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ThEAnOrAK

Thank you so much Norwegian course! I am going to have so much fun learning Norwegian!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schojo44

3 years ago and still enlisted in the norwegian course :D

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The day has finally come! Woo! Congratulations to Team NOBO :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991
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"You go, Glen Nobo!"

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"And none for Gretchen Wieners, bye!"... I couldn't resist. SO EXCITED FOR NORWEGIAN!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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I like the matching profile pictures :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eklev
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Thank you so much for your work on this course. My family is Norwegian and we grew up hearing it around the house, but they always end up speaking English to me instead of Norwegian. I went to school in Norway many years ago, and have since forgotten much of it. I currently speak Norwegian to my son (who is too young to speak anyway) to encourage a multilingual household and I am excited to start using correct grammar with him! I think it shows that there are many of us who were excited to see this course come to fruition and I am very excited to work on it. Thank you for the notes and resources above as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito
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Happy and thankful! Congrats! The wait is over!!!! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/biauwaz
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Thank you SO much for using IPA in the course! That is what the other courses are missing!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Der_Kommisar

It's a childhood dream come true. tack så mycket (I know that it's swedish), good work, I will understand the Kaisers orchestra songs :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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Takk så mye Norske laget! It doesn't feel that long ago I posted Duo goes to Norway :')

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asawp
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Yes! I'm so glad it's out already! Thank you guys for all the work you put into this course!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laura.mitk
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Thanks a lot :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmanuelBouh
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Thank you so much! I've already finished basics and phrases :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Great!!!!

Thx for all the work!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whaka
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WHOOOH! It felt so long but this team did it so quick! Many thanks to all the contributors!

3 years ago

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Congrats TNT! ٩(^ω^)۶

3 years ago

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Thank you so much! It is a lovely course! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonPalmieri

Hi Luke,

I just want to thank you and all the course contributors for this awesome course! It's finally here! :D

Tusen takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lewhan
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All around the world, YLVIS fans are rejoicing! We survived the wait, my friends!

https://38.media.tumblr.com/628a4bf4e10502384ca45a7dfaeb604e/tumblr_inline_nkwl0aldZ61sewwsr.gif

3 years ago

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Also, someone care to explain to me how posting gifs here works? lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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https://www.duolingo.com/lewhan
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Tusen takk ^_^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EliasGreen5

Hey, everyone. I started putting together a Google Drive Folder with vocabulary lists and worksheets that are catered to the Duolingo course. If you're interested, you can find it here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B60z8iTW9BHASU8xU3E3ZkU0ZWM?usp=sharing

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamMcMurdo
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Tusen takk to the Norwegian team and Duolingo staff!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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Thanks so much for the course!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vaulden

I'm very glad to see this. My Norwegian was not near as good as I was hoping it would be when I went to Norway last month. It helped quite a bit for reading signs, posters, menus, and to figure out what food we were looking at when we went to Joker. However, I was unable to hold a conversation in it. I would like to go again at some point in my life and hope to be fluent when I do.

For listening comprehension I would like to mention the cartoon Mummitrollet (YouTube has videos). It seems an interesting cartoon, even my daughter likes watching it and she isn't even trying to learn Norwegian!

Thank you to everyone that helped build this up, it is appreciated.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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I love the new course. There is one small bug. When I did the first lesson for the first time, the course thought that I was refreshing that lesson. How strange!??? I earned 3xp. I am not complaining. I don't care if I didn't get 10xp so much, but it was a new lesson that I did for the first time and it didn't know that?

Edit: I know what happened. I received a phone call while doing the lesson and there was a delay before I got back to it, but it was right there on the lesson page that I left it on and I continued as though nothing had interrupted me. Now I looked and my xp for this course shows 13xp as if I had done the 1st part of Basic1 completely and then redid it. Very interesting, don't you think?

2nd edit: No that had nothing to do with it as the same happened in Ukrainian with no interruption. First time I did the 1st part of Basic1 and it said that I refreshed the lesson and earned 3xp, but on checking the profile page I had 13xp also for that language too.

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I got 13 XP and a message saying I had refreshed on my very first lesson too.

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Jaaa! Jeg er veldig fornøyd for å lære mer vokabular i sommerferien min! Tusen takk :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zyberg
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Amazing! I love Norwegian, even thought I tried only the very first lesson I will be sure to get back to it as soon as I learn German to decent level (I can't believe that those two languages are so similar with each other, never believed what other people said...) Thank you for this amazing course!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ell-no

Gratulerer med norskkurset. Jeg har tatt testene til den første tredjedelen av treet, og er imponert over hvor mye som er riktig! Bra jobba :)

3 years ago

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HALLELUJAH! Tusen takk contributers!!!!!

Screw finals, I'm learning Norwegian. :D

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Same, haha :D But tomorrow is my last exam and then it's time for some Norsk :D

3 years ago

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Yep, basically studying has not been happening because I've been too distracted by this.... yikes.... but I need to do well on my finals now if I want to get into grad school in Norway later. Yes yes back to work... x)

3 years ago

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same i need this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anthgrl
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Hooray, I'm so excited! Thank you, Team Norwegian, for putting this course together. I can't wait to start! :-D

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Pretty cool!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equillibrium

Tusen takk! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rubenveres

Tusen takk!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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The Norwegian Bokmål team was the first course I helped put into hatching. And it is graduating to beta already! Very proud of the speed and quality of this team, and especially their awesome spirit and sense of humor... we caught a glimpse of their hilarious creativity when luke51991 talked about the course in Berlin. You guys are great, and we will do our best to help you catch ALL the bugs in beta. =]

Go Norway!

3 years ago

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Thanks for your midwifery work vivisaurus :) Here's to future successful hatchings!

Congrats Team Norwegian!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/F572D297

Is that Abbath?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl
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Tusen takk! Just putting in a gentle request for Finnish to join the incubator next. Please? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gluehbirneee
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Yes, please! :)

Enthusiastically throwing around with lingots in order to show my support for Finnish!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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Since we are all shouting about Scandinavian languages...

(Grabs white Nordic Cross flag and starts jumping around changing)

Fa-ro-ese! Fa-ro-ese! Fa-ro-ese!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maggiebannikatti

YES!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

Yes please! Finnish is a language I've always wanted to learn.. Icelandic too, that would be awesome

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dreforall
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Yessss! Finnish, please, and Icelandic!

3 years ago

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Já! Ég vil líra Íslensku! Ég læra nu á Icelandic Online: https://icelandiconline.com/ – það er mjög gott!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slashfantastic

Thank you so much for putting this into incubation :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RedM00N

My first reason for the growing love and longing for Norway and Norwegian ,Hail

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/janis_gailis

Thank you so much! Finally, the corner stone of my Norwegian language learning efforts is placed :) Tusen takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Forconin

Good work, thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bearbuono

I'm already up to level 4! I set a new personal record today too. Woohoo! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophiaGucciardi

Tusen takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaleb.haugen
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I am so excited to be learning the language of my father. Takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sragantipodo

Tusen takk, kurset er kjempefint!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rts25604

Thank you guys so much! I have only started Norwegian and it is already my favorite course. (and that's saying something, considering my love for Spanish :)) The courses are very good and the notes are very helpful. You guys did an amazing job! I'll be looking forward to learning :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Kurset deres er kjempemorsomt! (I hope I got that right.) It's great to have three nordic languages here now and I can't wait for Icelandic!

By the way, I must confess that I mixed up some words, namely dere/dem and deres/deres, This means that I reported some errors that were no errors. Sorry for that! I learn by my mistakes though and I will hopefully be a pronoun expert when I finish this course :).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.bui
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Amazing work - loving the rainbow flag

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zander_Rose
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Will there ever be a Nynorsk course? I would be very interested in learning it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991
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We're not sure. There will be a Nynorsk bonus skill in our course, one day soon. I can't speak on behalf of the others, but I personally cannot write in Nynorsk. All the others were presumably taught it in the Norwegian school system and therefore have it mastered to some degree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dreforall
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I'd be interested as well, though an special skill would be amazing already!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_Price
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Thanks for this course. Free alone doesn't mean good. This however is an incredible amount of content and, as a huge bonus, it is all for free.

Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sarahshowa6

yay norway!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kyanite-Alex

Hurray! Tusen takk!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarkAdaline

Tusen takk! For all the great work! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimInglis
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Tusen takk til Norske laget. Nå kan jeg lærer norsk med Duo Lingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FabrizioBrugnera
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Thank you so much, I was looking forward to join this course! Now I am only concerned about making confusion between Norwegian and Swedish because of their similarity! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Frouwelinde

Hello, this is really a good news for me that finally Duolingo has Norwegian. I remember I made an account here long time ago but realize that they didn't have the only language I want to learn right now (I am not good in learning multiple language at the same time). Suddenly someone from a norwegian learners group shared this news and I signed up here again immediately. Thank you for the team who has made this. Congrats to all of you for this good job :) I really wish that it will help me a lot in learning Norwegian.

Greetings from Indonesia :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/contracteryin

I can't wait to give this course a try once I have furthered my German speaking/writing/reading ability. Since I have Norwegian blood, and wish to visit someday, it pleases me greatly DL now has it :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NordicNoddy

Wonderful. My Norwegian has become very rusty out here in the Antipodes. ☺

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/martaals
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The continuous is very well explained -it's a bit of a tricky concept! I really like the relation between the tips and notes with the course in general. Well done!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenziewildrose

Jeg elkser dere alle!!!! Tusen tusen tusen takk!! <3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/helleboreae

Exciting! I've been waiting for this course to register for the site, honestly! I wanted it to be the first I signed up for. :) Very glad it's here now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dreforall
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Tusen takk! This is the language I was waiting for here, and even in beta it is already amazing. Well done!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slashfantastic

I'm so happy it's been released, I've been looking for a fun way to learn since I left Oslo!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celiasasic

Tusen takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Felipe_Ordonez

Hei. Det er veldig god å se et norskkurs i Duolingo. Finally! Men... eg gleder meg til å ha dette på telefonen min også... Windows Phone app anywhere in the pipeline? would be great!! Takk skal du ha!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gr_ham
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Thanks! I've always been interested in the Scandinavian languages, so this will be a great start.

Here's hoping there's a Finnish one day! I know they're not the same, but I'm interested in Finnish as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle
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Hei og velkommen! Tusen takk! I liker Norsk. God Helg! Ha en hyggelig kveld! Ha det bra!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aenne6
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Hei, I feel like an utter fool right now but where do I find the tips and notes?? I (obviously) found the discussion page but could do with the tips and notes, esp. as I'm only starting and things like jente and jenta or gutt and gutter etc. are still somewhat foggy to me... Cheers!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991
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Tips and Notes are listed at the bottom of each skill page, such as the one here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/nb/Basics

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aenne6
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Thanks a mil!The tips and notes don't appear on the iPhone app, so I wasn't sure where to look. I'll try to get more practise done on the computer :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaritaFloo1

Hi like norwegian, but manly speak Irish.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlwaysSmiLling

I only know one language which is my first not that im that great at spelling in it as it isXD but always wanted to learn a new language so glad i found this site:D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahAbel

tusen takk!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KamileB

Thank you so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schojo44

tusen takk! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xuhongyi262

Tusen takk

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brxken

This is very helpful, thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YNTJCA

I started learning Norwegian almost a week ago, and I'd just like to say thank you to the Norwegian team for creating such an extensive course here on Duolingo. I feel like I fall further in love with your language with every lesson I complete!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cata606759

Guys i want to give my feedback on the Crown System. I think it is a good idea to also go through the tree not only down the tree, but one thing that I absolutely dislike is the fact that I can't see anymore the words that I have learned or learning in a lesson. I always used to review the words from lessons and figure out if i still remember them. I think the Crown System is a keeper but only if you will also show the words in each lesson. I really think that will help a lot... If you don't plan to add that in the future, is there any possibility for me to go back to the previous system? Thank you very much and I appreciate what you do in improving this resource.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/archanachat

I am at level 2 but i cant seem to click on the next level tasks? what am i doing wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Hi archanachat, it seems you need to complete (= finish all lessons of the skill) the skill "Basic 2".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/archanachat

Thanks! i did not notice that :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielDiaz77

Can I ask speakers of Norwegian something? Is the articulation of the consonants "t d n and l" dental, alveolar, or denti-alveolar? I know that if these letters are preceded by r, they are pronounced as retroflex consonants... (rt, rd, rn, rl), but in other words like datt, att, etc, how are they pronounced? Also, when does the retroflex "r" occur in norwegian? And finally, does a velarized or "dark" L occur in Norwegian (Eg. "fuLL" or "spiLL") and when is an "l" pronounced this way? Takk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

T, D, N and L are usually alveolar, but as with most sounds, the sounds vary a lot between the different dialects. If we go by the standard Western Oslo dialect (which is probably the most neutral dialect), they are all alveolar. As for the retroflex R (I'm not familiar with these terms :p), it is only used if it is in front of T, D and N. I'm not sure if you are referring to the Norwegian or the English meanings of spill (translates to game in Norwegian, søle would be the translation) and full (translates to drunk and full in Norwegian). The English L in full and spill is only used in a few dialects.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielDiaz77

Mange takk! But I have another question.... Nynorsk is really appealing to me.... as if Swedish and Bokmal had a baby :P But I really don't know how to read it... I know Western Norwegians use Bokmal, so is the "R" pronounced as in Danish or French? Are there other differences in pronunciation?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

Nynorsk is actually further from Swedish than bokmål, if it has to be the child of another language, I guess it'd be Icelandic. Bokmål and Nynorsk are both written languages and say nothing about how the user speaks. That is all up to the dialect you speak

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielDiaz77

Thanks! WHat are some characteristics of the Oslo accent?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

Well, I guess you could say that the Oslo accent is as close to Bokmål as you get. The dialect spoken in eastern Oslo is often "rougher" than in the rest of Oslo. They use tjukk L a lot and tend to stress different parts of the words than we do in the west. For example, they would say bannan and avvis instead of banan and avis. They also end more words with A, like gutta and mora (mødre, plural of mor). Because a lot of the people that live in Eastern Oslo are immigrants (almost everyone in some areas), a lot of people there speak Kebab Norwegian, which is basically Norwegian with a lot of loan words from the languages the immigrants speak. The western dialect is not rough at all. It is often considered snobbish, as a lot of the people that live in the areas that speak this dialect are very rich (Bærum and Asker are the two most expensive municipalities in Norway). That's where we speak like this, btw, Western Oslo, Asker and Bærum. There's not much to say about it, tbh, it's basically the way the duolingo voice speaks. Just remember that we don't use the tjukk L here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielDiaz77

BTW The "retroflex r" I'm talking about is "tjukk l" in Norwegian... They say it occurs in "gard" "bord" and "blad". Check out this audio sample from wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Retroflex_flap.ogg

Also, they say that "A velarized laminal [ɫ̪] (As in English siLk or spiLL) occurs after mid back and open back vowels, sometimes also after /u/." Is that true for the Oslo accent?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

For some reason I can't reply to yor latest comment, so I'll do it here. I'd say every dialect sounds educated. The only dialect I can think of that is often considered uneducated would be the dialects found in Østfold. I don't know why it is that way, Østfoldinger are no less uneducated than the rest of us, but it's just the way it has become. As for the tjukk L, there aren't really any rules for when to use it. It's just something you pick up on if you live in an area where they use it. I don't use it myself, and therefore I am often unsure if it is even possible to use tjukk L in the particular word I am thinking/talking about.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagnusHanesand

Again, it's all up to which dialect you speak. The "tjukk L" is for the most part just used in eastern Oslo, eastern Akershus and Østfold. I myself live in Asker, an area a little west of Oslo, where very few speak like that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allinuse
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I was hoping for a ton of lingots after using the shortcut, got none and now it looks like I am learning my own language. Hit a new daily record at least. Was at 700 and got up above 3000 after a 2 minute test :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyLowings

I seem to be swimming against a tide! For three months now I have only reduced the number on my outstanding list by 4. I completed the list months ago . Then the list changed so I keep topping it up fully.....but it never reduces. SO I am going round in circles.... Am I doing something wrong? Must I answer every question perfectly before it will let me continue? I do 30 a day but the next day there are new uncompleted topics..that I have completed many times over.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skylarynn

I have nei idea why that is happening

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skylarynn

Du liker kjeks?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mclarenkid

yayayayayay

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/History_GeekGirl
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Wow, very useful! Tusen takk.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/northern_ag

Great site. Tusen takk :)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/northern_ag

Oh, by the way, I really encourage you guys to visit Sunndalsøra :)

4 months ago
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