Category: Norsk Språk

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Norsk 101

Dogsled racing: an Alaska-Norway connection Hundespannkjøring: en tilknytning mellom Alaska og Norge Language practice with Christie Ericson Here in Alaska (Her i Alaska), dogmushing (Hundespannkjøringg) is a popular sport (en populær sport). In fact,...

An ode to panegyric

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Words are means of expression that often are classified in registers, spectrums of usage reflecting factors such as social occasion, purpose, and audience. Panegyric is a...

påske

Norsk 101: God Påske!

Language practice with Christie Ericson   Easter (påske) is a rather long holiday (en ganske lang ferie) in Norway (i Norge). Schools (skolene) are usually closed (stengte) for the entire week (hele uken) preceding...

Bonanza of tequila

A bonanza of tequila?

Two Mexican Spanish words that ambled through English into Norsk vocabulary M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the 1840s, two Mexican Spanish words, bonanza and tequila, found their way into English, and thereby, 50...

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“Red-letter days”

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Everyone knows what holidays are about. Almost. A glance at a commonplace wall calendar or pocket diary for the year will reveal many sorts of holidays....

Haugesund Sound

Sund and Sound

Two words, one entangled relationship M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The modern Norwegian word sund comes directly from the Old Norse word for a narrow fairway (smalt farvann). It’s seldom used alone but is...

Nordic Happy Hour

Nordic Happy Hour

Inside the Twin Cities’ no-pressure way to practice your Norwegian (or Icelandic!) Anna Oksnevad Minneapolis If you’re looking for a way to practice your Nordic language skills but don’t want to go to class...

falske nyheter

Words of the year

The top 10 Norwegian words added in 2017 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of...

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of drift

The Dictionary of Newfoundland English shows how languages can evolve M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Contact early in the histories of languages spoken on the shores of the North Sea led to similarities in...

A list of Norwegian abbreviations.

Abbreviation blues

A taxing example of the peril of translation M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Abbreviations not obvious or not spelled out upon first use can confuse, particularly in translation between languages, as between Norwegian and...