Category: Norsk Språk

folk music

Folk music and music festivals in Norway

Norsk 101: Language practice with Christie Ericson Music is everywhere in Norway. (Musikk er overalt i Norge.) From the street musicians (Fra gatemusikanter) on Karl Johan Street (på Karl Johans gate) in the Oslo...

Billow, a late addition

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word billow, which means a swell on the ocean, is not known before 1550 but is believed to be an adoption of the Old Norse...

Norsk 101: Lussekatter

Lussekatter: A celebration of light on Lucia Day (Lussekatter: En feiring av lys på Luciadagen) Language practice with Christie Ericson December 13 (Den 13. desember) is my favorite day of the year (er favoritt...

norske barn

Bairn, a family designator

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word bairn comes from the Old Norse barn, principally meaning “child, a son or daughter.” Through the years, it has been spelled in various ways....

Halloween

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word Halloween first appeared in the late 16th to early 17th century as a contraction of All-Hallow-Even, or “All Saints Eve,” the last night of...