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Finished lesson two as well.

I had to do some research, but here it is, one of the most important words in any language, used in a sentence.

Jeg har ølet.

If we were in college, this thread would contain the Scandinavian club members .
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I found another:

Norwegian Language Resource Page



Edited by hugoestr - 18-Jan-2008 at 21:39
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Good sentence, Hugo.

These exercises are really giving me a sense of accomplishment.  Good find!
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Originally posted by hugoestr hugoestr wrote:

I found another:

Norwegian Language Resource Page

what is the url for that page? The link didn't work.

PS Never-mind I found it on my own.

Edited by hugoestr - 18-Jan-2008 at 21:39
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I have found a grammar guide, as well:

Here it is


Here is a verb list:

Verb list
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

 
Do they still count that old-fahioned way in Denmark?
 
 
Oh yes - we still count 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, how do you do it? Smile
 
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I meant the five and half-three-score (instead of fifty-five) and stuff like that. Or whatever it comes out as.
 
It's over thirty years since I spent much time in Denmark working, though I've been back socially occasionally. My wife's fluent in Danish, having been married to a Dane for 20 years or so.
 
PS I like the farfar, mormor, morfar, farmor constructions. It makes me a farfar five times over, showing what a far far better thing I must have done.


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Det er en god leske. Jeg prover a erfare norsk.
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Here is the url. There was an extra space in the other one, and that threw the link off. I will see if I can fix it. In the mean time, here:

http://employees.csbsju.edu/tnichol/norwegian.html
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Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Det er en god leske. Jeg prover a erfare norsk.


You should join us in this topic if du prøver a erfare norsk. (Though this phrasing probably isn't right since this is a conditional statement and probably has special rules for verb forms; like using the subjunctive or something).

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Originally posted by hugoestr hugoestr wrote:

Here is the url. There was an extra space in the other one, and that threw the link off. I will see if I can fix it. In the mean time, here:

http://employees.csbsju.edu/tnichol/norwegian.html


I found it about an hour ago, so no worries for me. However, it is good to have the url too just incase the link doesn't work for somebody else.
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Hmm, I believe that we should start gathering our online resources on the top of a single page. Here is a series of "lessons" from the Sons of Norway. I would say that they qualify more as vocabulary, so we might as well use them after we finish our current course.

http://www.sofn.com/norwegian_culture/languagelessons_index.jsp
Sons of Norway Lessons

It was also very cool to realize that I can become a Son of Norway! In their application, I qualify by having a connection to Norway by marriage. If it were less money, I would get one just to see the expression that my wife will give me when I showed her the card
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Putting the online resources together at the top of a single page is a good idea. I think a better idea might be to even put the as a post script to the original post for this thread. I will edit that post so that people can join our little group.
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

I meant the five and half-three-score (instead of fifty-five) and stuff like that. Or whatever it comes out as.
 
It's over thirty years since I spent much time in Denmark working, though I've been back socially occasionally. My wife's fluent in Danish, having been married to a Dane for 20 years or so.
 
PS I like the farfar, mormor, morfar, farmor constructions. It makes me a farfar five times over, showing what a far far better thing I must have done.
 
I know what you meant - just playing goofy here.
Every Dane are using those numbers multiple times a day, but only a few know the origin. They know the words and what they mean.
They only apply to increments of 10 between 40 and 80 (both inclusive), and actually, when you know the origin, they make perfect sense.
 
Yes, the expressions for grandparents are quite unique for Scandinavia as far as I know, unfortunately they don't carry over to the great grandparents.
Do you know if they are used in other parts of the world?
 
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Lesson 1: 
Jeg er Eric
Du er King John
Han er hugestr
Hun er Dawn
Det er Northman
Vi er Eric og King John og hugoestr
Dere er King John og hugoestr
De er gcle2003 og Northman
 
Sons of Norway, I completely forgot about that.  Isn't it also like an investment group or something?  My family were big on the norwegian pride thing... so of course they were members.LOL
 
*So how do we plan on doing this?  Decide on a course and write our results in this thread?  (like what we are doing now)


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Right now I think the plan is working from the first website (to be found in my first post).
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Originally posted by King John King John wrote:

Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Det er en god leske. Jeg prover a erfare norsk.


You should join us in this topic if du prøver a erfare norsk. (Though this phrasing probably isn't right since this is a conditional statement and probably has special rules for verb forms; like using the subjunctive or something).


I'll try my best to catch up with you guys.
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Go ahead, Soren. We are only up to lesson two, and one could finish the whole course if you have a spare afternoon.

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Ok Lesson 1:

Jeg er Suren.
Du er Hugo.
Han er konge John.
Hun er dronning Dawn.
Det er Norsk sprak.
Vi er god folk.
Dere er Hugo og Konge John.
De er Hugo og Northman.

Du er en far.
Hun er ei mor.
Jeg har en bestefar og ei bestemor.




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Nice to see that you are all caught up, Suren.
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