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  Latin alphabet - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
It is generally held that the Latins adopted the western variant of the Greek alphabet in the 7th century BC from Cumae, a Greek colony in southern Italy.
The Latin alphabet spread from Italy, along with the Latin language, to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea with the expansion of the Roman Empire.
In the late eighteenth century, the Romanians adopted the Latin alphabet; although Romanian is a Romance language, the Romanians were predominantly Orthodox Christians, and until the nineteenth century the Church used the Cyrillic alphabet.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Latin_alphabet   (2260 words)

  
  Latin alphabet - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world, the standard script of the English language and most of the languages of western and central Europe, and of those areas settled by Europeans.
By 1492, the Latin alphabet was limited primarily to the Roman Catholic and Protestant nations of western and central Europe.
In the late eighteenth century, the Romanians adopted the Latin alphabet; although Romanian is a Romance language, the Romanians were predominantly Orthodox Christians, and until the nineteenth century the Church used the Cyrillic alphabet.
open-encyclopedia.com /Latin_alphabet   (1976 words)

  
 Danish and Norwegian alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Similarly, the letter "Å" was introduced in Danish in 1948, but the final decision on its place in the alphabet was not made.
The difference between the Dano-Norwegian alphabet and the Swedish alphabet, is that Swedish uses the variant Ä instead of Æ, and the variant Ö instead of Ø — as in German.
Additionally, in current Danish and Norwegian, W is recognized as a seperate letter from V. In Danish, the transition was in 1980, before that the W was merely considered to be a variation of the letter V and words using it were alphabetized accordingly (e.g.: Wales, Vallø, Washington, Wedellsborg, Vendsyssel).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norwegian_alphabet   (313 words)

  
 Danish language information - Search.com
Danish also holds official status and is a mandatory subject in school in the former Danish colonies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, that now enjoy limited autonomy.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, one of two official languages of Greenland (the other is Greenlandic), and one of two official languages of the Faeroes (the other is Faeroese).
Danish numerals from 50 to 90 are based on a vigesimal system similar to that of French not shared with the other Scandinavian languages.
www.search.com /reference/Danish_language   (2431 words)

  
 Danish language Article, Danishlanguage Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Danish is one of the Scandinavian languages, a sub-group of the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, one of two official languages of Greenland (the other is Greenlandic), and one of two official languages of the Faeroes (the other is Faeroese).
Danish is written using the Roman alphabet, with three additionalletters: Æ /æ, Ø / ø, and Å / å, which come at the end of the Danish alphabet, in that order.
www.anoca.org /languages/official/danish_language.html   (1021 words)

  
 Danish is the official language of Denmark
Danish is the official language of Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.
Danish is not exactly known as one of the most beautiful languages in the world.
Danish is a language of the Indo-European family, and it belongs to the North Germanic group together with Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian (bokmål) and Swedish.
www.walla.dk /dk/danishlanguage.htm   (1881 words)

  
 Danish - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Danish Language, language belonging to the East Scandinavian branch of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
Danish (dansk) is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages), a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages
Danish may refer to: Denmark; Danish language, a North Germanic language spoken almost exclusively in Denmark; Danish people, people with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Danish   (207 words)

  
 Danish
In addition, there are about 50,000 speakers of Danish in northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, an area of Germany bordering on Denmark, where it is officially recognized and protected as a minority language.
Danish uses the standard 26 letters of other European languages, plus three additional vowels æ, ø, å which are listed at the end of the alphabet.
Danish is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Danish.html   (874 words)

  
 Computer Alphabetizing
Alphabetizing words and phrases in dictionaries and encyclopaedias is due to the acquirement that information should be retrieved as quickly as possible, and thus text strings should be sorted in a well-known order.
Letters with diacritical marks are alphabetized as the basic letters (plain letters) without regarding the distinction if some other difference occurs in the two text strings that are compared to determine their sequence.
Computer alphabetizing normally will rely on a table rendering the primary sort order keyed to a native character table of the computer, but this method is not suited to handle the digraph problem.
www.rostra.dk /alphabet/alpha_en.htm   (5989 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Danish alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Similarly, "Å" was introduced in Danish in 1948, but its place as the last letter of the alphabet, as in Norwegian, was instituted in 1955.
It is treated like å in alphabetical sorting, not like two letters a.
The difference between the Dano-Norwegian alphabet and the Swedish alphabet, is that Swedish uses the variant Ä instead of Æ, and the variant Ö instead of Ø — as in German, and that the letter W is always a separate letter in Norwegian and Danish.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Danish-alphabet   (221 words)

  
 Danish 101 > Danish Language > Writing System
Danish is written using the Latin alphabet, with three additional letters: æ, ø, and å, which come at the end of the Danish alphabet, in that order.
A spelling reform in 1948 introduced the letter å, already in use in Norwegian and Swedish, into the Danish alphabet to replace the letter aa; the old usage still occurs in some personal and geographical names and old documents (for example, the name of the city of Ålborg is often spelled Aalborg).
The same spelling reform changed the spelling of a few common words, such as vilde, kunde and skulde, to their current forms of ville, kunne and skulle, and did away with the practice of capitalising all nouns, which German still does.
www.101languages.net /danish/writing_system.html   (156 words)

  
 alphabet - Inger Christensen
It is an alphabetical sequence: each of the fourteen sections essentially begins with a successive letter of the alphabet, from A through N, with that letter then often dominating the section.
alphabet is a poem that both basks in the wonder of the world and nature, and is keenly aware of the man-made threats to it.
Danish author Inger Christensen was born in 1935.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/dansk/christi.htm   (496 words)

  
 TINTIN LANGUAGES
Danish is spoken by the 5 million inhabitants of Denmark, and is also the official language of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are considered part of Denmark.
Danish is most closely related to Norwegian and Swedish.
The Danish alphabet is the same as the Norwegian, consisting of the twenty-six letters of the English alphabet plus æ, ø, and å at the end.
lakrabo.tripod.com /danish.htm   (141 words)

  
 Danish phrasebook - Wikitravel
Danish is a Scandinavian language spoken in Denmark.
In writing, the difference between the Danish and Norwegian languages are not bigger than the difference between English and American English, though it will often be harder in oral conversations.
SpeakDanish is a free, interactive Danish language course for beginner to advanced in several languages.
wikitravel.org /en/Danish_phrasebook   (573 words)

  
 Edge Translation
Danish is spoken by 5,000,000 in Denmark and 5,299,756 worldwide, including some 50,000 people in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, where it holds the status of minority language.
Danish is written using the Latin alphabet with three additional letters which come at the end of the Danish alphabet.
Danish began to be used as a literary language during the 16th century.
www.edgetranslation.net /danish1.htm   (325 words)

  
 Overview of the Danish Language to Help You Learn Danish
Danish began to separate from the other Scandinavian languages about 1000 A.D., and it is clearly the language that has diverged the furthest from Old Norse-- the ancestor of the modern Scandinavian languages.
Danish is closely related to Norwegian, with which it is mutually intelligible, especially when written.
Danish speakers use polite pronouns of address (De and Dem) in the second person singular that are identical with the third person plural forms (de and dem).
www.transparent.com /languagepages/danish/overview.htm   (653 words)

  
 ABOUT DANISH
Danish is spoken by about 5,3 million people in Denmark, the Faeroe Islands and in Greenland and by about 20,000 people just south of the German border.
The presence of Danish in Germany goes back to the time before 1864 when the area belonged to Denmark, and the Danish minority south of the German border is very keen on preserving the Danish language through cultural activities, a Danish political party and Danish schools.
The Danish vocabulary is not based upon an enormous amount of words but it is in principle unlimited, as new words can freely be formed by means of compounding words or deriving from already existing words, eg.
www.hum.uit.no /a/svenonius/lingua/flow/li/about/about_da.html   (1508 words)

  
 Author Profiles - DanishLiterature.info
At the back of MATTER - after the poem, which falls into four parts - there is a mini-encyclopedia, a glossary featuring 28 points from A to Å (the last letter in the Danish alphabet), which acts as both as a summary of the poem and an index of sorts.
MATTER represents a triumph for a new style of Danish writing in which the world is neither meaningless nor meaningful, but is instead possessed of a watery beauty all its own.
Michael Nielsen, born 1969, is a presenter on Danmarks Radio P1's literary magazine ALFABET and the author of articles on new Danish literature for a variety of publications.
www.danishliterature.info /2d9000c/Action/002/fid/102/lang/eng   (810 words)

  
 Danish language locale for Denmark, Narrative Cultural Specification
Danish uses normal classification of letters in uppercase and lowercase, this classification is also applicable to scripts like Greek and Cyrillic.
Danish organisations are identified via the SE-number, which is also used as an identification for Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes.
Naturally, most Danish users require programs where all menus, names of icons, commands, information messages, help texts, manuals etc. are translated and adjusted to their language and culture.
std.dkuug.dk /cultreg/registrations/narrative/da_DK,_4.3.html   (1908 words)

  
 Swedish alphabet - UniLang Wiki
Today, almost everything is written with the Latin alphabet, but the Runic alphabets dominated thousand years ago and lived on till quite recent times (a hundred years or two ago).
The, more or less, official alphabetic order in Swedish might change with the new edition of SAOL (Svenska akademiens ordlista ‘wordlist of the Swedish Academy’), for more information see this link: http://www.språknämnden.se/aktuellt/dubbel-v.htm (in Swedish).
Those familiar with the Danish alphabet can see that this change didn't occur in that.
home.unilang.org /wiki3/index.php/Swedish_alphabet   (281 words)

  
 Danish Translation Services- Danish to English, English to Danish Translation and Localization
Danish counts approximately 6 million native speakers, of which 5 million are located in Denmark, where it is the official language.
While the Danish alphabet includes the letters q, w, x, and z, these are used almost exclusively in loanwords and foreign names.
The Danish language is officially regulated by the Dansk Sprognævn, or the “Danish Language Committee” which was established in 1955 under the Danish Ministry of Culture.
www.advancedlanguage.com /danish.htm   (976 words)

  
 Learn Danish language! Best way to learn Danish language. Danish to English tran
Danish language (originally DANSK) is one of the Nordic or Scandinavian languages (North Germanic).Danish language is spoken in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, part of Germany (Holstain- about 20000 people) and Sweden by around 5,5 million people.
Danish is not a hard language to learn or speak.
Native speakers of course consider language charming but many foreigners often say that Danish is very monotone and flat language like Denmark itself- because this country don’t have mountains.
www.denmarkfacts.com /learn_danish_language.html   (231 words)

  
 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Danish records may also be written in other languages, such as Latin or German.
The Danish census records can easily be correlated with parish registers to provide a complete picture of your ancestor’s family.
Some local Danish historical archives and groups also have the returns for their area in book form or on microfilm.
www.newenglandancestors.org /danish_research_is_easy__592_2002.asp?seq_num=722   (3438 words)

  
 tsca's Danish Grammar in English - INTRO
Danish, the official language of Denmark, is spoken by over 5 million people.
The Danish alphabet differs slightly from the Latin one.
The Danish grammar is not difficult, especially for a speaker of a Germanic language, who is already familiar with the concept of articles, sequence of tences, etc. The most difficult thing about the language is its pronunciation.
www.geocities.com /tsca.geo/dansk/dkintro.html   (243 words)

  
 Ungdomsinformationen - The Danish Alphabet and Language
Among the Northern European languages, Danish is known to be one of the most dificult to learn.
Danish is also tricky in the sense that one word may have several meanings according to how it is pronounced.
We do not mean to discourage you from beginning to learn Danish, but merely inform you of some of the difficulties you may be confronted with.
www.ui.dk /node.asp?artikelID=265&kategoriID=37   (112 words)

  
 Schreiber Translations Inc - document translation, danish translation, foreign language translation.
Danish is a North Germanic language (also known as Scandinavian language), derived from the East Nordic dialect group.
In the past, Danish was written with a Runic alphabet, but switched to the Latin alphabet after the arrival of Christianity.
The modern Danish alphabet is similar to the English alphabet, with the addition of three letters.
www.schreibernet.com /languages/danish-translation.htm   (391 words)

  
 Seeking God in Alphabets/DNA
Variants of the Roman alphabet are used throughout Europe and the Americas, in most of sub-Saharan Africa, in Australasia, in parts of South-East Asia, and as a secondary system in most of the rest of the world.
The Latin alphabet of 23 letters was derived in the 600's BC from the Etruscan alphabet of 26 letters
The first known use of the Latin or Roman alphabet is an inscription on a cloak pin from the seventh century BC.
www.greaterthings.com /CiprianPater/alphabet_god.htm   (3386 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Peculiarities of the Danish Alphabet
The letter was not officially introduced into Danish until 1955, and it replaces cases of double-a 'aa' in words, except in the names of people and some places.
This is because the 'aa' and the å are considered to be equivalent and appear as the 29th letter of the alphabet rather than as a double first letter.
Therefore, all Danish typewriters and computer keyboards are equipped with proper keys for the letters, as you will quickly notice when you see one.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A292682   (1344 words)

  
 CharAlphabet (Apache Derby V10.4 Test Javadoc)
The alphabet-object is used by looping readers, which in turn is used for testing methods requiring streaming inputs.
Reset the alphabet, the next character returned will be the first character in the alphabet.
Besides from returning the index, the internal state of the alphabet is updated.
db.apache.org /derby/javadoc/testing/org/apache/derbyTesting/functionTests/util/streams/CharAlphabet.html   (238 words)

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