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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.
Written Danish and Norwegian Bokmål are particularly close, though the phonology and prosody of all three languages differ somewhat.
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danish_language   (2405 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   (548 words)

  
 Norwegian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Norwegians are educated in both Bokmål and Nynorsk, around 86-90% use Bokmål as their daily written language, and 10%-12% use Nynorsk, although many of the spoken dialects resemble Nynorsk more closely than Bokmål, mostly in terms of vocabulary and accent.
The languages now spoken in Scandinavia developed from the Old Norse language, which did not differ greatly between what are now Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish areas.
Norwegian is a pitch accent language with two distinct pitch patterns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norwegian_language   (3487 words)

  
 Danish language - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Danish is one of the Scandinavian languages, a sub-group of the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family.
Linguists consider Scanian to be a transitional language between Danish and Swedish.
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)

  
 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)

  
 Odin Archive - Small country with two written languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The primary language of all cities is Bokmål; the same applies to the relatively thickly populated areas surrounding the Oslo fjord and the lowlands of Eastern Norway.
Bokmål was developed from the form of Danish that was freely spoken by government officials and by leading social circles in the cities; it therefore had the prestige of being the preferred speech of people with higher education and aspirations.
Danish and Swedish were not brought into use as written languages until the 12- and 1300s, at a time when Denmark in particular had become removed from the common Nordic foundation.
odin.dep.no /.../norway/history/032005-990497/index-dok000-b-n-a.html   (2947 words)

  
 Relation between language and identity in the EU (KurdishMedia.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Language is one of the most commonly used tools to create the “us” and “them”[4] and to draw the boundaries, which decide who is to be included and excluded.
While there are good examples of language revival as in Wales and Catalonia, the minority languages are under pressure on both national and supranational levels with the ever-increasing influence of globalisation, homogenisation on supranational level, immigration/emigration and language shift due to the pull effect of economical factors on local level.
Official languages of member states of the EU are struggling with the expansion of English as the lingua franca and not all nation-states are content with the idea of the erosion of national identities due to factors such as globalisation, immigration and the agitation of minority languages.
www.kurdmedia.com /reports.asp?id=830   (4852 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)

  
 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.
Along with Norwegian, Swedish, and Icelandic, the Danish language is part of the Northern Germanic branch that comprises the Scandinavian languages.
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.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/danish/overview.htm   (653 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 a language of the Indo-European family, and it belongs to the North Germanic group together with Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Swedish.
Between vowels and at the end of a syllable as d in do.
dkheadlines.com /learndanish.htm   (2258 words)

  
 KryssTal : Language Families
Languages in the same family, share many common grammatical features and many of the key words, especially older words, show their common origin.
There is no correlation between the life of a people speaking a language and the complexity or otherwise of their language.
The languages of southern India (in contrast to the Indo-European languages of northern India).
www.krysstal.com /langfams.html   (1095 words)

  
 Fjordman: Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway - Authorities Look the Other Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Norwegian women were the victims in 80 percent of the cases, with 20 percent being women of foreign background.
Norwegian women must learn to be, in a very real sense, less "exclusionary." Lebanese male immigrants, fleeing a war-torn wasteland and finding refuge in a land of peace, freedom and opportunity, are inevitably transformed into gang rapists by Australian racism.
Norwegian diplomats, who are the worst sociopaths of their people - like American diplomats and English diplomats are the worst sociopaths of their peoples - were instrumental in getting the Israelis into the Bloody Oslo which brought them so much horrible suffering and death.
fjordman.blogspot.com /2005/02/muslim-rape-epidemic-in-sweden-and.html   (11924 words)

  
 Language Learning Forum: Swedish, Danish and Norwegian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are referred to as the "continental Scandinavian languages," in distinction to the insular Scandinavian languages (Icelandic and Faroese).
Swedish and Norwegian are both sing-song tonal languages, whereas Danish is distinctively atonal and spoken from the back of the throat with many of the muscles in the mouth continuously contracted.
Swedish and Norwegian undoubtedly sound quite different from each other to native speakers, and after you have learned them you can also distinguish them upon overhearing a snippet of conversation, but I think that all those who are unfamiliar with these languages can be excused for thinking that they sound exactly the same.
how-to-learn-any-language.com /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=236&PN=1   (1530 words)

  
 Beyond Language: Cultural Predispositions in Business Correspondence
Differences in cultural background may affect business correspondence between Americans and others, and International English may be evolving a cultural style of its own.
The relationship between scientists in the field of explosives of these two countries is improved and becoming better and better since the beginning of this decade.
Since the mode of identification is different in Chinese than in Western languages, it couches qing in jing through the imagery of weather, which, to people in agribusiness, is a subject of constant concern.
infohost.nmt.edu /~cpc/internationalethos.html   (4539 words)

  
 Norwegian phrasebook - Wikitravel
It's closely related to Danish and Swedish, and some speakers of the three languages can understand the others.
Between 1848 and 1855, Aasen published a grammar, lexicon, dialect samples, and a set of readings as he devleoped Nynosk (called then landsmål) A summary of the language situation can be found at: http://odin.dep.no/odin/engelsk/norway/history/032005-990497/index-dok000-b-n-a.html
Norwegian spelling is pretty simple and regular (compared to, say, English), but like most real languages, unfortunately not completely regular.
wikitravel.org /en/Norwegian_phrasebook   (1735 words)

  
 Hausarbeiten.de: Indo-European Linguistics - A study on the basic differences between a Germanic and and a Slavic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Germanic languages English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, etc. -that exhibit a degree of similarity with each other, that is not substantially different from the one between Roman languages- no mother language is historically attested from which they might have developed as ´daughters`.
The importance of the numerals for proving the thesis about Indo-European languages and their relationship to each other, (and probably a derivation of one common source) will become clearer in the third section, where I will mention Franz Bopp, who wrote about the relationship of numerals in different old languages.
Thought most of the modern languages (especially English and Serbo-Croatian) for a non-linguist seem to be as different from each other as it could be possible, even there you can find a lot of similar words- besides the numerals.
www.hausarbeiten.de /faecher/vorschau/1612.html   (1055 words)

  
 Introduction to Swedish - home
Addressing someone in his or her native language is a matter of respect, a way of showing that you play by their rules, so to speak.
Its closest relatives are Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic.
All in all, the differences between the languages are not very big - most Swedes would probably even find it difficult to tell whether a text was written in Norwegian or Danish.
web.hhs.se /isa/swedish/default.htm   (730 words)

  
 DANISH,NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I think pronunciations are a bit different for some words and the same for others, just like in different dialects of English, but, and this is just my impression, different meanings for the same words is much more widespread in the Scandinavian languages than it is in English.
The difference among standard Swedish, Danish and the two Norwegian languages is greater than between the standard English of America and, say, Australia, but considerably smaller than the difference between High German and Dutch.
Most Faroese speak Danish too, as a second language (the Faroese islands were a part of Norway until 1814, from then on, and still, a part of Denmark).
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6611.htm   (1105 words)

  
 Norway Apologizes over Muhammad Cartoons | The Brussels Journal
The Norwegian Foreign Minister’s e-mail was meant to be confidential and not to be disclosed to the Norwegian public, “because,” as the Foreign Ministry wrote, “that would look rather stupid in the Norwegian press.” Apparently Muslims abroad are more deserving of respect than one’s own citizens.
Let it be clear that the Norwegian government condemns every expression or act which expresses contempt for people on the basis of their religion or ethnic origin, except those practiced by Muslims, of course.
The Norwegian government believes that this act of cowardly surrender is important in order to avoid suspicion and conflict, and to avoid an honest anaylis of this issue.
www.brusselsjournal.com /node/722   (3194 words)

  
 Differences between how books say something and how people say it...
But there are a lot of differences between bookish and modern spoken language.
I think that if fluency is my goal in a language, I wouls shy away from the "bookish" ways of saying things (because while "correct", as your examples show, there are just other ways of actually saying things).
One and the same word can take different meanings in different slangs: тачка mean a car in common slang, but in programmer's slang it means "a computer", and the phrase "Вчера в тачке мать с ума сошла" (yesterday mother got crazy in a wheelbarrow) actually means "yesterday motherboard had some malfunction in my PC".
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=9634   (980 words)

  
 Fjordman: Swedes take time to learn Danish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The programme, which is offered by the Centre for Danish Studies at Lund University, reported a 50 percent increase in the number of applicants.
Although the Swedish and Danish languages are closely related and share a number of similarities, the differences between them are significant enough to give some Swedes problems when they cross the Øresund Sound to Denmark.
The class consists of morning sessions in a language lab where participants can practice their pronunciation and analyse the Danish language.
fjordman.blogspot.com /2005/07/swedes-take-time-to-learn-danish.html   (583 words)

  
 Differences between Fr-CANADA and FR- France (Linguistics)
In a nutshell, differences are very minor… some differences in punctuation (Fr-FR uses a space before a semicolon, Fr-CA does not), and Fr-Fr tends to use expression in English, like “week-end” which is unacceptable in Fr-CA, etc. Unfortunately no formal guideline seems to exist, only the native speaker own judgment.
Sylvie, the language we speak here was indeed transported in colonial times and being geographically isolated, it has evolved differently.
As stated before, the differences involve vocabulary and word combinations as well as punctuation (and of course pronunciation and different meanings for the same word).
www.proz.com /post/216801   (1138 words)

  
 Differences in Body Fat and Central Adiposity between Swedes and European Immigrants: The Malmo Diet and Cancer Study ...
Differences in Body Fat and Central Adiposity between Swedes and European Immigrants: The Malmo Diet and Cancer Study -- Lahmann et al.
born between 1923 and 1950 and 1923 and 1945, respectively.
in the prevalence of hypertension between immigrants and native-born
www.obesityresearch.org /cgi/content/full/8/9/620   (5048 words)

  
 Danish Imams Propose to End Cartoon Dispute | The Brussels Journal
Last week a couple of Norwegian papers decided to publish the cartoons in support of the Danish paper while in Denmark moderate Muslims, encouraged by the government’s refusal to be intimidated by the radicals, have distanced themselves from the imams.
If the Swedish government subsequently follows the position of the Danish and Norwegian governments, refusing to interfere and limit freedom of expression, the position of the radical Danish Muslims, who are looking for international support, will only weaken.
Our different worlds have completely different values and different comprehensions of society, religions and at lest of caricatures!When I read the article it was already clear for me: We cannot send this pressure of the threats, that have been sent to the Danish and Norwegian papers back to all Imams and Muslims in the world.
www.brusselsjournal.com /node/698   (10072 words)

  
 DANISH,NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH (page 6) | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But winter sports are not at all part of Danish national culture, so I don't think they care to watch it on tv.
Skiing was spread to all of Norway as as a nation-buliding act in the late 1800s.
And the Norwegian had to suffer the ultimate humiliation: Being rescued in the snow by a Dane!
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6611-6.htm   (705 words)

  
 Teach Yourself Norwegian Complete Course(book and cd pack) (Teach Yourself Language Complete Courses)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There are about 5 or 6 different versions listed on Amazon (the differences aren't always clearly specified), but this is by far the best edition.
Now, as for the book itself: It's really the only, affordable, in depth Norwegian language book currently available, and in that respect --assuming you have to or want to learn Norwegian--you've lucked out, because it also happens to be very good.
The goal of this book is to teach you a couple thousand of the language's most common words and the basics of Norwegian grammar.
www.babynamenetwork.com /shop/amazon_product.cfm?asin=0071414401   (694 words)

  
 share*it! - A service of Digital River - FMSC - FMSC detects the differences between two SQL Server database schemas ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
- A service of Digital River - FMSC - FMSC detects the differences between two SQL Server database schemas and generates the script to match the structure of these schemas.
FMSC compares two SQL Server databases, determines differences between them, and generates the script that will change the target database structure to match the source database structure.
Database differences will be shown graphically and textually.
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 Freezine Articles - The Differences Between New Era And Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Another difference between New Era and Christianity is the idea of Karma.
New Era alternates between the idea that we can do no wrong and the idea that we have bad karma.
Another difference between New Era and Christianity is the implications of the belief that God is everywhere.
www.freezine-articles.com /40_132_en.html   (1976 words)

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