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  Danish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danish_language   (2405 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Danish language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Danish language, member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
The official language of Denmark, it is spoken by over 5 million people, most of whom live in Denmark; however, there are some Danish speakers in Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, and the United States.
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.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Danishla.html   (484 words)

  
 Learn to speak Danish
Danish is not a hard language to learn or speak, it only has one problem, you still have to look around finding someone who speaks it.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.
Danish is a language of the Indo-European family, and it belongs to the North Germanic group together with Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Swedish.
www.dkheadlines.com /learndanish.htm   (2258 words)

  
 Danish Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Danish Language (Dansk), language belonging to the East Scandinavian branch of the North Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
Danish is the official language, spoken by most of the population.
Danish Literature, the entire body of literature written throughout Denmark, in Latin and German as well as in the Danish language.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Danish_Language.html   (112 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   (388 words)

  
 Danish language articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Danish language DANISH LANGUAGE [Danish language] member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Danish literature DANISH LITERATURE [Danish literature] the literature of Denmark.
In 1380, Norway was united with Denmark, and Danish culture began a long dominance in Norway; Norwegian culture sank to its nadir in the 16th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/03427.html   (495 words)

  
 Danish language - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Danish is one of the Scandinavian languages, a sub-group of the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family.
A common Danish phrase told to foreigners is rødgrød med fløde ("red berry pudding with cream"), a Danish speciality and a line very difficult for foreigners to say due to the three ø sounds (with two different pronunciations), the initial throaty r, the rough gr sound and the soft d sounds.
Danish is written using the Roman alphabet, with three additional letters: Æ/æ, Ø / ø, and Å / å, which come at the end of the Danish alphabet, in that order.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=8227   (1374 words)

  
 Language
The main reason why Danish came to i nfluence English was that the Vikings conquered and settled in three of four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the second half of the 9h century and later conquered the whole country after new Viking raids.
Among the languages in the geographic North, Finnish, Samian and Greenlandic are not Indo-European.
Danish was subject to the strongest external influence in the period 1200-1500.
www.um.dk /Publikationer/UM/English/FactsheetDenmark/Language/html/full_publication.htm   (2383 words)

  
 Danish - Uncyclopedia
It is considered a concealed weapon to be Danish in 49 states of the 100 states of The United States of Whatever.
Also the language spoken in the Kingdom of Denmark, which sounds somewhat like a seal with pneumonia, and therefore is assumed to be closely related to sealese, as spoken in the temperate fjords of Norway.
Danish is also believed to have been a descendant of German simply spoken with a hot potato in your mouth.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Danish   (222 words)

  
 Danish
Danish is spoken by 5,000,000 in Denmark, where it is the official language.
The history of the Danish language may be divided into three main periods: Old Danish (800-1100), Middle Danish (1100-1500), and Modern Danish (from 1500).
Danish had virtually completed its grammatical development by the beginning of the 18th century, and it became a significant cultural and literary language.
www.flw.com /languages/danish.htm   (124 words)

  
 ABOUT DANISH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Add to this that Danish is a language that freely adopts loanwords from other languages, and the possibilities of extending Danish vocabulary become vast.
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.hum.uit.no /a/svenonius/lingua/flow/li/about/about_da.html   (1508 words)

  
 BBC Education - Languages
Danish is a North Germanic language, on the same branch of the Indo-European family tree as Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, and Swedish.
It's also the second official spoken language of the Faroe Islands (with Faroese) and Greenland (with Greenlandic) and is officially recognised in the bordering area of South Schleswig in Germany.
Thanks to the exploration and expansion of the Vikings, Danish first appears in foreign texts such as the English poem Beowulf, and in place names (endings such as -thorpe, -gate, and -toft are all from Viking times) and loan words, such as 'law' and 'riding'.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/danish.shtml   (191 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)

  
 Danish for English Speakers: Index
Danish is one of the three modern Scandinavian languages together with Swedish and Norwegian.
All three languages are closely related, but Danish and Norwegian have a slightly simpler grammar than Swedish and Danish has the most idiosyncratic and least phonetic pronunciation of the three.
Notes on the Danish language and its origin from DK Headlines.
www.statsci.org /dansk   (427 words)

  
 The Danish Language
Danish is spoken by roughly 6 million people worldwide, the vast majority of which live in Denmark, where it is the official language.
Danish is also an official language in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, where there are significant numbers of speakers, and a recognized minority language in the Schleswig region of Germany near the border with Denmark.
Danish is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian, and in its written form is almost identical to Norwegian.
www.globalizationpartners.com /Translation_Services/Danish/HTML/The_Danish_Language.html   (220 words)

  
 Danish
Danish is the official language of Denmark where it is spoken by 5 million people.
It is also one of the two official languages of Greenland with about 8,000 speakers (the other is Greenlandic), and one of the two official languages of the Faeroes (the other is Faeroese).
In addition, there are about 50,000 Danish speakers in the portion of Germany bordering on Denmark, where it is officially recognized and protected as a minority language.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Danish.html   (383 words)

  
 With Tongues: Modern Language: DANISH
Having descended from the eastern branch of Old Norse, the language of the Vikings, Danish had a large influence over the development of late Old and early Middle English, due to substantial Danish settlement in tenth and eleventh century England.
Both Old Danish and Old Swedish were heavily influenced by Low German, as a result of the Hanseatic trading empire, though Swedish and Danish had already begun to move apart by the eleventh century.
Danish consonants tend to be softer than their Swedish counterparts, particularly when inter- or post-vocalic [ie, Swe.
petescully.blogspot.com /2006/01/modern-language-danish.html   (672 words)

  
 A Very Brief History of Danish
This language is a descendant of the Common Germanic that through other lines gave rise to English and German, two languages that have had profound influence on Danish.
During this time, Danish was borrowing extensively from surrounding languages, mainly the Saxon language of Northern Germany, which ironically encouraged Danish linguistic independence and further separated Danish from its sister language to the North.
Danish today appears to be borrowing as vigorously as in earlier periods, and will continue to change in the future.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/Danish1.html   (1933 words)

  
 Scandinavian Studies (University of Alberta): Study Abroad - Summer Programs
Typically participants must have a Danish resident's permit and be registered as a resident in a Danish municipality (prospective students can apply for a Danish resident's permit at Danish embassies or consulates abroad).
Det Danske Kulturinstitut (The Danish Cultural Institute) arranges a summer course (usually in July) in Danish language and culture — “Danmark, Danskerne, Dansk” — at one of the residential folk high schools in Denmark.
The one-week course is not for beginners but is aimed at students who already have a basic command of the Danish language.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /~scand/study.htm   (908 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.
Spelling of the Danish language is specified in "Retskrivningsordbogen".
The language code according to ISO 639 for the Danish language is "da".
std.dkuug.dk /cultreg/registrations/narrative/da_DK,_4.3.html   (1908 words)

  
 Danish Children's Books, Danish ClipArt, Danish Desk Top Publishing, Danish Dictionary, Danish Dictionary|Economics, ...
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.
It is one of the Scandinavian languages, which constitute a branch of the Germanic languages, in turn a part of the Indo-European family.
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.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Danish.htm   (281 words)

  
 Danish - Language Directory
The closest relatives of Danish are the North Germanic languages of Scandinavia:
In fact, similarities between the three languages are so large that international linguists classify them as a single language.
In addition, there is a small community of Danish speakers in the portion of Germany bordering Denmark.
language-directory.50webs.com /languages/danish.htm   (395 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Danish language 'under threat'
Language is also culture and history," said Niels Davidsen-Nielsen, the council's chairman.
Danish, which is an official EU language, is spoken by five million Danes of whom most live in Denmark.
But according to the council, it could disappear as a complete language in 20 or 30 years if nothing is done to protect it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3049669.stm   (588 words)

  
 Danish language
I was in a class of 40 20-year olds who had just landed in Aalborg and were still in a party mood - I could see the smoke in their eyes and smell the beer on their breaths.
I've never seen any language whose written and spoken forms are so distanced from one another.
Danish sounds seem to jump from the bottom of the throat to the front of the mouth and vice versa, skipping the whole mouth region.
homepage.mac.com /rema_nilakanta/Aalborg2004/Personal15.html   (332 words)

  
 Learn Danish Online - Write or Speak in Danish Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Danish.asp   (1162 words)

  
 Danish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Danish language, a North Germanic language spoken almost exclusively in Denmark
The Danish people, mainly citizens or inhabitants of Denmark
Danish tongue, is a common historical name of (West) Old Norse, the parent language of all North Germanic languages
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danish   (124 words)

  
 Dansk - Danish Language Testing Consortium (DLTC) - ALTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Danish Language Testing Consortium was formed early in 1993 and brings together two organisations: Studieskolerne in Denmark and The Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.
Studieskolerne is a chain of language centres that provide the administration of the Danish language tests together with other language centres in the country.
The Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs has an examination unit for tests in Danish for foreigners and supervise the administration of the tests throughout the country.
www.alte.org /members/danish/index.cfm   (144 words)

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