Languages (1-31) - Danish Swedish West Icelandic Norwegian...

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Languages (1/31) What is a Scandinavian Language Similar but different Political/Geographical Linguistic Formal study of language o Phonetics – Same letters, all with different meanings o Phonology – Sounds we recognize as being different o Morphology – Smallest unit of meaning o Syntax – Grammar, how we arrange words into meaning o Semantics – Word meanings o Historical The Birth of Indo-European William Jones speech in 1786 o The idea that a lot of languages are all related o Have all changed/morphed through time Indo-Iranian – Italic – Germanic – Balto-Slavic – Celtic – Greek North Germanic East
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Unformatted text preview: Danish, Swedish West Icelandic, Norwegian, Faeroese Runic Alphabet Origin: Adapted from the Roman alphabet Letters were all slanted to go against the grain of wood Old Norse and Icelandic Some differences Icelandic is inflected Icelandic creates new words from Icelandic roots English borrowings from Icelandic – Geyser Scandinavian naming system is still in place o Take the name of the father and put son/daughter at the end Norwegian Sprakpolitik: (Language Politics) Writing in your own dialect Swedish: Does not accept other dialects...
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