Category: Norsk Språk


Words about words: Gift

M. Michael Brady writes about the evolution from Old Norse of the word “gift,” which means both “married” and “poison” in Norwegian spoken today.

The Scream

Story of “scream”

M. Michael Brady traces the history of the word “scream” from Shakespeare to Norway’s Edvard Munch, who named his famous painting “The Scream.”

The Scream

From a “soul’s diary”

Norway’s Edvard Munch wrote a passage in his diary about a personal experience that inspired him to create his famous painting, “The Scream.”

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Søtvier to Nightshade

M. Michael Brady discusses the evolution
of “søtvier” in Norwegian and “nightshade” in English, which end up with
identical botanical classifications.

Comics 7/23

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

How to combat svorsk

Linda Stromberg of Toronto, Canada, shares her list of valuable tips for keeping your Norwegian and Swedish straight when learning both languages at once.