Category: Norsk Språk

a score of eggs

Words about words: score

Made famous in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, the word “score” has its origins in an Old Norse word used for counting sheep.

Skavlan comics

Comics

The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norwegian journalist Fredrik Skavlan and Lille Berlin.

Norwegian/Swedish border

Snakker du svorsk?

How similar are the Norwegian and Swedish languages? Many people in the two countries communicate in svorsk, a sort of hybrid language of the two.

Skavlan comics

Comics

The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and Lille Berlin.

News journalist Eline Buvarp Aardal working at her computer

Kessen, kesst, keffer

Norwegian broadcasting (NRK) now allows its radio and TV show hosts to speak in their own dialects, rather than only in standard nynorsk or bokmål.

bark

Bark, a tree tale

Follow the journey of the word “bark” from the Old Norse “bökr” to its contemporary spelling and use in English and the Scandinavian languages.

Comics

The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and Lille Berlin.

capitalization of Syttende Mai

“Syttende Mai”

Assistant Editor Andy Meyer definitively explains the capitalization choices of The Norwegian American’s editorial staff for “Syttende Mai.”