NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE
<ul><li>Norwegian  ( norsk ) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is the official language. T...
<ul><li>The languages now spoken in Scandinavia developed from the Old Norse language, which did not differ greatly betwee...
The approximate location of Old Norse
Accent <ul><li>Norwegian is a  pitch accent  language with two distinct pitch patterns. They are used to differentiate two...
NORWEGIAN ALPHABET
Vikings
<ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!! </li></ul>
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Norwegian Language

  1. 1. NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Norwegian ( norsk ) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is the official language. Together with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional variants </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The languages now spoken in Scandinavia developed from the Old Norse language, which did not differ greatly between what are now Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish areas. In fact, Viking traders spread the language across Europe and into Russia, making Old Norse one of the most widespread languages for a time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The approximate location of Old Norse
  5. 5. Accent <ul><li>Norwegian is a pitch accent language with two distinct pitch patterns. They are used to differentiate two-syllable words with otherwise identical pronunciation. For example in many East Norwegian dialects, the word &quot;bønder&quot; (farmers) is pronounced using tone 1, while &quot;bønner&quot; (beans or prayers) uses tone 2, just like in Danish. Though the difference in spelling occasionally allow the words to be distinguished in written language, in most cases the minimal pairs are written alike, since written Norwegian has no explicit accent marks. </li></ul><ul><li>There are significant variations in pitch accent between dialects. Thus, in most of western and northern Norway (the so-called high-pitch dialects) accent 1 is falling, while accent 2 is rising in the first syllable and falling in the second syllable or somewhere around the syllable boundary. The pitch accents (as well as the peculiar phrase accent in the low-tone dialects) give the Norwegian language a &quot;singing&quot; quality which makes it fairly easy to distinguish from other languages. Interestingly, accent 1 generally occurs in words that were monosyllabic in Old Norse , and accent 2 in words that were polysyllabic. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NORWEGIAN ALPHABET
  7. 7. Vikings
  8. 8. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!!! </li></ul>
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