"Jeg trodde fremgang, jeg trodde fred, arbeid, samhold, kjærlighet!"

Translation:I believed in progress, I believed in peace, in work, in togetherness, in love!

May 22, 2015

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Hat-tip to this sentence STILL being a nightmare whenever it comes up early in a timed practice!!

June 15, 2015

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Who is this a quote from?!

May 22, 2015

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Arnulf Øverland, the poem "Du må ikke sove"

May 26, 2015

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http://www.barnasrett.no/Dikt/du_ma_ikke_sove.htm

A note: the spelling is now old-fashioned. Mig = meg, op = opp, blev = ble, hvad = hva, nu = nå etc.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_m%C3%A5_ikke_sove

English translation: http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2005/06/30/436130.html

May 26, 2015

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Jeg leste hele dikt. Det var vanskelig, men jeg er glad i meg at jeg leste det.

February 15, 2016

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"Jeg leste hele diktet. Det var vanskelig, men jeg er glad for at jeg leste det."

February 18, 2016

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That is interesting! Just like a combination of a modern Danish and Norwegian. For obvious reasons of course. Funny how Norwegian changed over over the years.

February 8, 2016

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Danish had a huge influence on city speak Norwegian in the past centuries. Norwegian has slowly progressed away from that again.

December 27, 2017

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Beautiful. Thank you!

October 25, 2018

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What a lovely sentence!

May 7, 2016

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I wonder if this the way we read poem in norsk? I meant the pauses narrator did after words. Would love to listen some of those.

January 14, 2016

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This is how the poem's author read it. The emotion he delivers it with makes the message even stronger.

(The video contains rather strong imagery from WWII.)

January 14, 2016

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Thanks for the link.
[I was geeking out writing this post, sorry about that.]
Am I hearing the swedish sj-sound /ɧ/ in "skje"? Was that the old pronunciation of the sound in Norwegian? I think it's really interesting that the long u is actually very central – unlike in modern Norwegian accents, even though the phoneme is usually represented by a central /ʉ/ – making it more similar to Swedish again, I think. Some words sound like Finland-Swedish to me, some words with a (another example and the intonation (for example here and here) remind me of it a lot. The pronunciation of "ære" and "være" may be the funniest. :)

I wonder how common this accent used to be and if it was his native accent or if he acquired it later. What I can say is that it is extremely easy for me to understand this accent (just as easy as reading a text), whereas the mumbled Norwegian that I hear most of the time is often very hard to understand.

December 24, 2016

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Thank you! it is great poem.

January 15, 2016

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Thanks for sharing this!

January 30, 2016

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Bare hyggelig. It definitely bears sharing, given the current political climate.

January 30, 2016

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It's a very poignant poem. When I have some spare time, I'll have to try to set it to music. Though I don't expect it will be considered "pretty" music, since you want the music to match the tone of the text.

July 17, 2017

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If you do, I'd love to have a listen - pretty or not.

September 4, 2017

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Wow. This is so powerful.

July 15, 2016

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Heart-wrenching. Lest we forget. :'(

May 3, 2018

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That's a beautiful line.

July 9, 2015

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Vår tid er forbi - Europa brenner.

May 7, 2017

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I'm love with this sentence I will use it everywhere, thanks.

September 13, 2018

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All too relevant today

January 26, 2019

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Could not trodde på translate to thought about? I know it's from a (well-known) poem, but that doesn't help someone unfamiliar with it.

September 25, 2017

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å tro på = to believe in

å tenke på = to think about

August 19, 2018
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