Category: Norsk Språk

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...

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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...

Indieforfatter

A transplant from English into Norwegian M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Indieforfatter is a Norwegian neologism, most likely the newest one in the literature sector. It is a two-word compound of a loanword and...

Man answering call in phone booth.

Unclear idioms: Telefon fra Hamar

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In Norway, the phrase Telefon fra Hamar literally designates a telephone call received from Hamar, a city in Hedmark County on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the country’s largest...

Trows and other Norse fragments

Linguistic clues to their Nordic past linger in the modern-day Shetland and Orkney Islands Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. While reading British-born author Ann Cleeves’s Shetland Island series, I became curious about her inclusion of...

Ed Egerdahl filling in his crossword puzzle.

Crossing words with a crossword EDitor

Filling in the method and madness behind Ed Egerdahl’s Norsk-Engelsk Kryssord Puzzles Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Those who’ve been solving the crosswords a long time know a few tricks. First, look for...