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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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- Spring '08