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

To fellow Norwegian learners!

I've picked up and put down tons of languages over the years (too many language books to count at this point..), but I think the reason I've never been able to do very well is because I'm only relying on a solo experience. Now that I'm picking up Norwegian for the first time, I really want to be a fluent speaker of it. And I'd love to join a group of other learners if there's any out there where we can actively practice together, whether it's a Skype group or some other platform. :)

June 17, 2015

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

I really enjoy what I have learned so far and I really like this idea. I cannot wait until I can write Norwegian as naturally as I do English. It may sound weird but I actually prefer writing in Norwegian. Maybe it is the simplicity of Norwegian.


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

I agree, I'm never any great shakes at speaking new languages but writing them is a lot easier. I think it's because I usually learn them on my own and I read/write more than speak/listen in learning a new language. Haha definitely not at the stage personally where I think I could actually talk to someone in Norwegian, but I'm always open to people writing in it instead.


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    Probably. The grammar is a lot simpler. FUN FACT: Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk) is a semi-constructed language as it was designed by the government but not changed much from Danish or Dano-Norwegian which were its ancestors. Bokmål was designed as the first written language after Danish. (Bokmål = Book-tounge) The country had other dialects such as Trøndersk, Bodøværing, Bergensk, etc but Bokmål was the first official. Later the government made a new dialect named Nynorsk (New-Norwegian) which was made to resemble the dialects but never took off as much. It's still one of the official forms of Norwegian though.


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

    Don't know about any groups for learning, but I can recommend a few songs that are not too hard to follow =)

    Kurt Nilsen - Adieu (spoken in bergensk)

    Nora Brockstedt - Voi Voi (song from the 1960 Eurovision, oslo-dialect)

    Jahn Teigen - God jul og godt nytt år (Christmas song)

    Hanne Krogh - God jul (another christmas song)

    Finn Kalvik - Aldri i livet

    Tor Endresen - Aladdin

    Kaizers Orchestra - Resistansen (Bryne-dialect) (AWESOME band!!!)

    Lillebjørn Nilsen - (Oslo-dialect, song to symbol unity after 22.july 2011)

    Anita Skorgan - Casanova

    Kurt Nilsen/Lene Marlin - Engler i Sneen (Bergen/Tromsø-dialect)

    Kurt Nilsen - Stjernesludd (originally by Dum Dum Boys)

    Edit: put together a spotify list for you guys! =) It contains a mix of everything norwegian (children songs, christmas songs, funny songs, serious songs, rock songs, pop songs, modern/old songs etc.)

    https://open.spotify.com/user/kimlihaug/playlist/5mCk5DTqs8nAPI1iDgTyfV

    I also have to mention that there is a lot of different dialects used. Try hearing the differences =)


    [deactivated user]

      There is no such this as "Oslo-Dialect". It's just what people call Bokmål if they don't what it's called.


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

      If you are in the US you can look up your local "Sons of Norway" group and see if there is anyone near you willing to meet up occasionally.

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