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  Germanic Languages
Gutnish is a contemporary Eastern North Germanic language spoken on the island of Gotland.
It is spoken on the North German plain in Germany and the Netherlands.
West Norse is the western branch of the North Germanic languages used in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, the Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, and the Faroe Islands.
softrat.home.mindspring.com /germanic.html   (3010 words)

  
 Northvegr - Holy Language Lexicon
Arabic, the Semitic language of the Arabs and the language of Islam.
O.H.G. Old High German, the ancestor of the modern literary German language, spoken in the upland regions of Germany; German language as written and spoken from the earliest period to c.1100.
O.N. Old Norse, the Norwegian language as written and spoken c.100 to 1500 C.E., the relevant phase of it being "Viking Norse" (700-1100), the language spoken by the invaders and colonizers of northern and eastern England c.875-950.
www.northvegr.org /holy/abbrev.php   (2648 words)

  
  Introduction & Abbreviations
Arabic, the Semitic language of the Arabs and the language of Islam.
O.H.G. Old High German, the ancestor of the modern literary German language, spoken in the upland regions of Germany; German language as written and spoken from the earliest period to c.1100.
O.N. Old Norse, the Norwegian language as written and spoken c.100 to 1500 C.E., the relevant phase of it being "Viking Norse" (700-1100), the language spoken by the invaders and colonizers of northern and eastern England c.875-950.
www.etymonline.com /abbr.php   (3129 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Frisian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A GERMANIC LANGUAGE spoken in coastal regions and islands in the north of the Netherlands and in neighbouring western Germany to the Danish border; the most closely related of the Continental languages to English.
Language belonging to the Germanic languages branch of the Indo-European language family, widely spoken on six continents.
It is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland.
www.encyclopedia.com /articlesnew/04774.html   (855 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Icelandic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Spoken chiefly in Iceland, where it is the official language, it stems from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings who settled the island in the 9th cent.
Official language of Denmark, belonging to the Scandinavian (North) branch of the Germanic languages.
Germanic languages Group of languages, a sub-division of the Indo-European family.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/06245.html   (899 words)

  
 English_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
Later, it was influenced by the related North Germanic language Old Norse, spoken by the Vikings who settled mainly in the north and the east coast down to London, the area known as the Danelaw.
The English language belongs to the western sub-branch of the Germanic branch, which is itself a branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Germanic words (which include all the basics such as pronouns and conjunctions) tend to be shorter than the Latinate words of English, and more common in ordinary speech.
www.school-explorer.com /English   (6157 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Danish language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A GERMANIC LANGUAGE spoken in Denmark, in parts of Schleswig (North Germany), and mostly as a second language in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
LANGUAGE TEACHING Short form LT. In principle, instruction in any LANGUAGE, under any conditions, formal or informal; in practice, as the term is commonly used among language teachers and applied linguists, instruction in a second or foreign language within a system of education, such as the...
It belongs to the East Scandinavian group of the Germanic languages and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/03427.html   (936 words)

  
 Germanic Language North
North Germanic, or Scandinavian, is any of several Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia, parts of Finland and on the islands west to Scandinavia.
North Germanic or Scandinavian: western group - the Icelandic language, the Norwegian language, and Faroese; eastern group German language and Germany by ALS International Characterisation of the Germanic language family.
Earliest archaeological findings establish that around 750 B.C. Germanic tribes were concentrated in southern Scandinavia and along the North of any Germanic language are German language and Germany by ALS International Netherlandic is the language spoken in most of Holland, northern Belgium, and a portion of France along the North Sea.
cinzovnidomy.cz /new/images/germanic-language-north.html   (567 words)

  
 Swedish language: Information from Answers.com
Standard Swedish is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well-established by the beginning of the 20th century.
Swedish is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic languages.
Swedish is the national language of Sweden and the first language for the overwhelming majority of roughly eight million Swedish born inhabitants and acquired by one million immigrants.
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 Swedish Information Center - swedish babes
Swedish is the national language of Sweden, the first language for the overwhelming majority of roughly eight million Sweden-born inhabitants and acquired by one million immigrants.
Education in the pupil's first language is officially called "mother tongue" — "modersmål" in Swedish or "äidinkieli" in Finnish — and education in swedish meatballs the other language is referred to as "the other domestic language" — "andra inhemska språket" in Swedish, "toinen kotimainen kieli" in Finnish.
One example of the two languages merging in an unofficial sense is the classic Helsinki slang, ("Stadin slangi") which was born in the capital city of Finland in the early and middle 20th century, when both languages were almost equally widely spoken in the city area.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_P_-_S/Swedish.html   (5443 words)

  
 Introduction — History of Norwegian up to 1349
Norwegian is part of the North Germanic branch of Indo-European, and became an individual language at the beginning of the Viking era.
Norwegian belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic language group, which is one of the ten subgroups of Indo-European (McMahon 3).
The Lutheran Reformation in 1536 proposed that the national language was to be used as the ecclesiastical language, and since Norway was under Denmark, Danish took on this role.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/norwegian.html   (3321 words)

  
 Swedish Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Swedish Language, language of Sweden and of Swedish settlers in other parts of the world, notably in Finland.
Swedish is a North Germanic language (also called Scandinavian languages) spoken predominantly in Sweden and in parts of Finland, especially along the coast and on the Åland islands, by more than...
The Swedish Language Council (Språkrådet) is the primary regulatory body for the advancement and cultivation of the Swedish language.
encarta.msn.com /Swedish_Language.html   (216 words)

  
 English language at AllExperts
It is extensively used as a second language and as an official language in many other countries, and is the most widely taught and understood language in the world.
The first was by speakers of languages in the Scandinavian branch of the Germanic family, who colonised parts of the British Isles in the eighth and ninth centuries.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in the European Union (by 89% of schoolchildren), followed by French (32%), German (18%), and Spanish (8%).[1] It is also the most studied in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/en/english_language.htm   (6043 words)

  
 Kulturecke:
The West Germanic language of that period was to develop further in modern German, Dutch, Flemish and Luxemburgish.
It was at this time that the standard German we know today (as opposed to the many regional dialects) would gain influence and become the German of the schools, official transactions, nearly all printed materials and eventually radio and television.
German as we know it today is the native language of roughly 100 million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and small areas in a number of other countries.
courseweb.stthomas.edu /paschons/language_http/essays/grlanguage.html   (779 words)

  
 OM SYMBOL
While at this time the Germanic language was certainly not at the Proto-Germanic stage any longer, it may still have been a continuum of dialects not yet clearly separated into the three branches of later centuries, viz.
Most of the early runes from the Scandinavian countries are assumed to be in the Proto-Norse, the common ancestor language of the modern North Germanic languages.
The runes are a major element in Germanic neopaganism, often used to indicate ancestry, aesthetically in crafts and for ritual purposes.
www.mrsspokane.com /Runes.htm   (1108 words)

  
 Swedish language, alphabet and pronunciation
Swedish is a North Germanic language with around 9 million speakers in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Canada and the USA.
One of the earliest uses of Swedish as a literary language was "Gustav Vasa's Bible", translated and published in 1540-1 under the patronage of King Gustav Vasa.
Finland was ruled by Sweden from the 12th century until 1809 and during that period, Swedish was the main language of government and education there.
www.omniglot.com /writing/swedish.htm   (435 words)

  
 Language Log: Nutty Journalists' (and Others') Language Theories
The article gets even weirder when Wade turns to another geneticist, Peter Forster, whose name may be recognized by faithful Language Log readers as the proponent of a linguistically untenable theory of the origins of Celtic.
They did not bring their language to England because English, in his view, was already spoken there, probably introduced before the arrival of the Romans by tribes such as the Belgae, whom Julius Caesar describes as being present on both sides of the Channel."
-- subgrouping of the Germanic branch of Indo-European.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/004276.html   (618 words)

  
 North Germanic language
North Germanic, or Scandinavian, is any of several Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia, parts of Finland and on the islands west to Scandinavia.
All North Germanic languages are thought to be descended from Old Norse.
Note that divisions between subfamilies of North Germanic are rarely precisely defined; most form continuous clines[?], with adjacent dialects being mutually intelligible and more separated ones not.
www.fastload.org /no/North_Germanic_language.html   (438 words)

  
 North Germanic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages.
Even if the language policy of Norway has been more tolerant of rural dialectal variation in formal language, the prestige dialect often referred to as "Eastern Urban Norwegian", spoken mainly in and around the Oslo-region, can be considered to be quite normative.
Divisions between subfamilies of North Germanic are rarely precisely defined; most form continuous clines, with adjacent dialects being mutually intelligible and the most separated ones not.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Germanic_languages   (734 words)

  
 Norwegian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
NORSK, North Germanic language of the West Scandinavian branch, existing in two distinct and rival norms--Dano-Norwegian (Bokmål, or Riksmål) and New Norwegian (Nynorsk).
New Norwegian was created by the language scholar Ivar Aasen during the mid-19th century, primarily from the dialects of the western rural districts, in order to carry on the tradition of Old Norse.
Both of these mutually intelligible languages are used in government and education, and plans have been made to bring them closer together gradually into a common Norwegian language, Samnorsk, though resistance to these plans has been vigorous.
www.flw.com /languages/Norweigan.htm   (148 words)

  
 Language Resource Center: UM Languages
"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.
During the Middle Ages, Danish was heavily influenced by Low German dialects, while during the 17th century Danish absorbed many French loanwords and from the 19th century onwards, many English words have been taken into Danish.
www.umich.edu /~langres/langsite/language/danish   (127 words)

  
 Icelandic Language Schools & Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is an inflected language with four cases: nominative, accusative, dative and genitive.
Its closest relative is the Faroese language.While most Western European languages have reduced greatly the extent of inflection, particularly in noun declension, Icelandic retains an inflectional grammar comparable to that of Latin, Ancient Greek, or more closely, Old English.Written Icelandic has changed relatively little since the 13th century.
This old form of the language is called Old Icelandic, but also commonly equated to Old Norse (an umbrella term for the common Scandinavian language of the Viking era).
www.cactuseducation.com /languages/icelandic.php   (293 words)

  
 LU:research - Lund University Institutional Archive
The development of the types of text in the Nordic languages from the 16th to the end of the 18th century
The Nordic languages : an international handbook of the history of the North Germanic languages.
The role of language cultivators and grammarians for the Nordic linguistic development in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
lu-research.lub.lu.se /php/gateway.php?who=lr&method=view&brows=subjects/p-pd1501.html   (792 words)

  
 Norwegian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Norwegian is a North Germanic language with around 5 million speakers in mainly in Norway.
Norwegian continued to be spoken but Danish was used for officials purposes, as a literary language and in higher education.
There was considerable debate about how to go about creating a national language and two languages emerged - Landsmål (national language), based on colloquial Norwegian and regional dialects, particularly the dialects of western Norway, and Riksmål (national language), which was primarily a written language and very similar to Danish.
www.omniglot.com /writing/norwegian.htm   (577 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . ICELAND - The Future of Sound . Facts & Stats | PBS
Icelanders speak Icelandic, a North Germanic language derived from the Old Norse spoken by Viking settlers.
The language has changed so little over the centuries that modern-day readers can still understand Viking sagas written 800 years ago.
The language retains three genders (masculine, feminine and neutral) from its Viking roots, which makes it different from other Scandinavian languages.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/iceland/facts.html   (743 words)

  
 Icelandic - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Icelandic Literature, literature created by the inhabitants of Iceland from the country's settlement in the 9th century ad to the present.
- of Icelandic language: relating to the North Germanic language of modern Iceland
- language of Iceland: the North Germanic language of modern Iceland.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Icelandic.html   (131 words)

  
 Norse- WordWeb dictionary definition
The northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
- Scandinavian, Scandinavian language, Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language
Of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language
www.wordwebonline.com /en/NORSE   (54 words)

  
 Nordic | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
(synonym) Scandinavian, Scandinavian language, Norse, North Germanic, North Germanic language
(pertainym) Scandinavian, Scandinavian language, Nordic, Norse, North Germanic, North Germanic language
www.babylon.com /definition/Nordic   (158 words)

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