Category: Norsk Språk

Norwegian 101: The accordion

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Norwegian = trekkspill Danish = harmonika Finnish = harmonikka Swedish = dragspel I remember the first time (jeg husker den første gangen) I was really impressed (veldig imponert) by...

Norwegian 101: Hangers (Kleshengere)

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway It is normal (det er normalt), although some of us don’t do it all the time (ikke gjør det hele tiden), to hang up our clothes (å henge opp...

Folk, a much-used word

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Folk is a much-used word. It appears in all the Germanic languages, though occasionally respelled, as Volk in German. The definition of folk in the electronic version of the...

Norwegian 101: Fundraising (Pengeinnsamling)

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Norwegians are not so different (nordmenn er ikke så forskjellige) from people in other countries (folk i andre land) in that fundraising (pengeinnsamling) helps keeps different clubs (lag) afloat....

Intro to “Kebabnorsk”

The delicious-sounding ethnolect that’s catching on quickly in multiethnic Oslo M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Kebab, from the Arabic kabāb (also the word in Persian and Urdu), also spelled cabob in English, is the...

The nigh universal egg

The egg may be incredible and edible, but its origin as a word is still unknown M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word egg arguably may be the most widely familiar of the words...