The oxford comma is the comma before "and" in a list. For example: a man, a woman, and a girl. The comma after woman is the oxford comma. Its usage is debated. Some people use it, some don't. I prefer to use it, it just looks nicer.
Example: There is my best friend, my wife, and my daughter. (with oxford comma) VS Here is my best friend, my wife and my daughter. (without) You can see that the latter could imply something else ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
how is 'og' pronounced? most the time the g sounds silent but when I play it slowly i hear the g as you would in english
At regular speaking speed, it almost sounds like she is saying "or" so is "og" silent or is it just the letter g? I'm guessing "og en" may sound similar to "or" in English?
The g is usually silent and therefore gets mistaken for å sometimes (and vice-versa)
They're all indefinite articles, but they're used with nouns of different genders:
- ei is for feminine nouns.
- et is for neuter nouns.
- en is for masculine nouns, and may also be used for feminine nouns.
- "ei/en jente" is the indefinite singular, "a girl".
- "jenta" (f.) and "jenten" (m.) are the definite singular, "the girl".
Oh my gosh I was so close. I said "A man, a woman or a girl" instead of "...and a girl"
she says "ennn! mann, eaaan! kvinne og jente". is this correct? should we say ean kvinne, but enn mann?
That's just your good hearing and a tonal variation in pronunciation. But, it's also about stressing a particular word. /ˈeːn/ (stressed) is "eaaan" in this case and /ən/ (unstressed) is "ennn".
Furthermore, if you see én, that's actually the cardinal number (one, 1) which obviously uses the stressed version.
Nouns of feminine gender (ei jente, ei kvinne) in Norwegian can take the masculine form of the indefinite article (
en kvinne) and still be grammatically correct.
Their usage typically depends on the dialect a particular person is speaking in. More importantly, it's a good idea not to mix them while talking or writing (for example, using ei kvinne in the first sentence and then en kvinne in the second one).
P.S. RajaReddyTKM asked the same question so next time around, please read all posts on the discussion page before asking similar questions.