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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: R with stroke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In linguistics, a diaeresis or dieresis (AE) (from Greek diairein, to divide) is the modification of a syllable by distinctly pronouncing one of its vowels.
Ŝ or ŝ is a consonant in the Esperanto alphabet.
Ng (lowercase: ng) is a digraph of the Latin alphabet.
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  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 separate 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)

  
 Norwegian language
Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway.
Norwegian is closely related to, and generally mutually intelligible with Swedish and Danish.
The Norwegian alphabet consists of 29 letters, the first 26 or which are the same as the alphabet used in English.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ny/Nynorsk.html   (568 words)

  
 Alphabet
An alphabet is a complete standardized set of letters--basic written symbols--each of which roughly represents or represented historically a phoneme of a spoken language.
The word alphabet itself is derived from alpha and beta, the first two symbols of the Greek alphabet.
Alphabetic material was uncovered at Serabit el-Khadem in Sinai in 1905 and at Ugarit in Syria in 1929.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/al/alphabet.html   (1024 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Latin alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is uncontested that the alphabet is mainly of Etruscan origin.
In the Swedish alphabet, "W" is seen as a variant of "V" and not a separate letter.
The alphabet also has three extra vowels placed at its end (..., X, Y, Z, The same extra vowels as in Swedish are also present in the Danish and Norwegian alphabets but in a different order and with different glyphs (..., X, Y, Z, Also, "Aa" collates as an equivalent to "Å".
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/la/Latin_alphabet   (1259 words)

  
 Alphabet
Alphabet of Thorn Alphabet of Thorn is a Patricia A. McKillip, ISBN 0441011306.
Coptic alphabet The Coptic alphabet is an Egyptian alphabet.
It is the alphabet that was used by the Ethiopic alphabets.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/alphabet.html   (1663 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 language, alphabet and pronunciation
Danish is a North Germanic language with around 5.5 million speakers mainly in Denmark, but also in Greenland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the UAE and the USA.
Danish was the official language of Norway until about 1830 and of Iceland until 1944.
Danish began to be used a literary languge during the 16th century.
www.omniglot.com /writing/danish.htm   (405 words)

  
 Norwegian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Norwegian is a North Germanic language with around 5 million speakers in mainly in Norway.
Early Norwegian literature, mainly poetry and historical prose, was written in West Norse and flourished between the 9th and the 14th centuries.
Norwegian continued to be spoken but Danish was used for officials purposes, as a literary language and in higher education.
www.omniglot.com /writing/norwegian.htm   (594 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Danish and Norwegian alphabet
The Danish and Norwegian alphabet consists of 29 letters:
Similarily, "Å" was introduced in Danish in 1948, but its place as the last letter of the alphabet, as in Norwegian, was instituted in 1955.
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.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/d/da/danish_and_norwegian_alphabet.html   (178 words)

  
 Overview of the Danish Language to Help You Learn Danish
The Danish language (Dansk) is the official language of the Kingdom of Denmark, as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
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 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)

  
 Norwegian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Norwegian alphabet consists of 29 letters, the first 26 or which are the same as the Latin alphabet used in English.
In 1397, Norway entered a personal union with Denmark, which came to be the dominating part, and Danish was used as Norway's written language.
In the 19th century, a nationalistic movement based in the western provinces strove for the development of a new written Norwegian, which was developed by Ivar Aasen.
www.enlightenweb.net /n/no/norwegian_language.html   (661 words)

  
 danish alphabet
Danish is the official language of Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.
Danish Language History: Danish is a language of...
The Danish alphabet is slightly different from the English...
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Runic alphabet
The Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters (known as runes), formerly used to write Germanic languages before and shortly after the Christianization of Scandinavia and the British Isles.
The letters of the Gothic alphabet, however, as given by the Alcuin manuscript (9th century), are obviously related to the names of the Futhark.
The alphabet is traditionally called "Marcomannic runes", but it has no connection with the Marcomanni and is rather an attempt of Carolingian scholars to represent all letters of the Latin alphabets with runic equivalents.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Runic_alphabet   (3895 words)

  
 Norwegian
Norwegian belongs to the North (Scandinavian) group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.
From 1397 to 1814, Norway was united with Denmark, and Danish was the dominant language spoken by Norway's educated population.
Norwegian is considered to be a Category I language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Norwegian.html   (962 words)

  
 Norwegian Translation - Translate Norwegian Language Translator
Danish came to be the primary language of the Norwegian elite, although adoption was slower among the commoners.
Norwegians began to push for true independence by embracing democracy and attempting to act as a sovereign nation.
This was adopted by the Norwegian parliament as ''Riksm l, or "Official Language" in 1899.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/norwegian.shtml   (1442 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)

  
 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.
According to Danish and Norwegian rules the umlaut letters are grouped with national letters having the same pronunciation, thus: Y Ü; y ü; Z z Æ Ä æ ä Ø; Ö ø ö Å å.
www.rostra.dk /alphabet/alpha_en.htm   (5989 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)

  
 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Danish & Norweg
You have reached the page on Danish and Norwegian, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
Danish is written with the Latin alphabet, and is the national language of the country of Denmark.
Norwegian is written with the Latin alphabet, and is the national language of the country of Norway.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/scandih.htm   (2112 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Instead, the NATO alphabet assigns code words to the letters of the English alphabet acrophonically so that critical combinations of letters (and numbers) can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language, especially when the safety of navigation or persons is essential.
To identify the deficiencies of the new alphabet, testing was conducted among speakers from 31 nations, principally by the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States.
The alphabet is used to spell out parts of a message or call sign that are critical or otherwise hard to recognize during voice communication.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=NATO_phonetic_alphabet   (2407 words)

  
 Danish culture and language (the s.c.nordic FAQ)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Danish is a Germanic language of the Nordic branch, mutually intelligible (with some practice) with Norwegian and Swedish.
Telling written Danish from Norwegian (especially bokmål) can be fairly difficult; you sometimes come across whole sentences that are absolutely identical in the two languages.
In Danish (probably due to German influence) the k is always pronounced as a "hard k", i.e.
www.lysator.liu.se /nordic/scn/faq324.html   (1416 words)

  
 Danish phrasebook - Wikitravel
Danish is a Scandinavian language spoken in Denmark.
It is closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and some speakers of the three languages can understand the others.
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.
wikitravel.org /en/Danish_phrasebook   (573 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The letter "" is often perceived as an "A" with a ring, interpreting the ring as a diacritic mark.
Although it was abandoned in Danish and Norwegian due to German influence, it has been retained in Swedish.
In the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish languages, is even an entire word, meaning a rivulet, a stream or a small river, like the rivers Aa, Au and Aue on the European continent.
www.enlightenweb.net /a/aa/a_1.html   (394 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)

  
 History of the Runes
The parallels between the two alphabets are too close to be ignored, particularly in the forms of the letters, as well as in the variable direction of the writing, and certain structural and even symbolic characteristics.
When the northern tribes began integrating the Italic alphabets into their own symbolic system, they gave the letters names relating to all aspects of their secular and religious lives, thus transforming their simple pictographs into a magical alphabet which could be used for talismans, magical inscriptions and divination.
The name "futhark", like the word "alphabet", is derived from the first few letters in the runic sequence, which differs considerably from the order of the Latin alphabet and is unique amongst alphabetic scripts.
www.tarahill.com /runes/runehist.html   (975 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Norwegian alphabet
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.
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.bambooweb.com /articles/n/o/Norwegian_alphabet.html   (180 words)

  
 the sigur rós message board
Between Swedish and Danish, i think swedish would be easier for a native english-speaker to understand and speak than danish; danish sounds like a flatter language more like french or american-english.
I speak fluently or quite fluently English, French, Russian and quite on the same level Swedish, Danish and Norwegian (both standards) (and have basics in many many more) and I think that the Romance languages are the easiest to master, but I enjoyed learning Swedish the most.
Danish pronunciation is a killer, since my native language is tough and rhythmic, and Norwegian has so no official pronunciation at all; still, the grammar is the easiest.
www.sigur-ros.co.uk /board/viewthread.php?tid=9618&page=3   (2457 words)

  
 Danish language on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
For example, when used in the nonneuter øre means “coin,” whereas used in the neuter øre means “ear.” Homonyms may also be differentiated in Danish by the use of a stød, or glottal stop, which is a sound that results from the closing and opening of the glottis to expel air.
Although the vocabulary of Danish is substantially native, many words have been borrowed from other languages, notably from Low German in the 14th to 16th cent.; from High German, Latin, and French in the 16th to 19th cent.; and from English since the late 19th cent.
Because of the large number of similar and identical words in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, a knowledge of any one of these languages makes it possible to understand the spoken and written forms of the other two.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/Danishla.asp   (590 words)

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