North Germanic love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A subdivision of the Germanic languages that includes Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, and Faroese.

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  • proper noun linguistics A branch of the Germanic language family which comprises Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish

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  • noun the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland


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  • This “foreign,” North Germanic language would alter the course of English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • This “foreign,” North Germanic language would alter the course of English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As a result, things have never looked better for the small cadre of Icelandic translators who render the North Germanic tongue of 320,000 island-dwellers into something the rest of the world can understand.

    Story pick: Do you speak Icelandic?

  • Forelle makes it clear that learning the North Germanic language is not an easy task.

    Story pick: Do you speak Icelandic?

  • Stranding prepositions (prepositions without objects) are native to all North Germanic languages and are an integral part of English.

    Jerry Weissman: Language Lovers Unite II

  • This sort of thing, however, is paralleled in North Germanic languages like Swedish e.g. -en in pojken or -et in huset where their definite suffixes arose in the same way that Etruscan appears to have been evolving.

    Enclitics and noun phrases in Etruscan

  • The tripartite division was East Germanic (Gothic and other extinct languages), West Germanic (German, Dutch, English), and North Germanic (Danish and the other Scandinavian languages.) LOWLANDS LANGUAGES.

  • They belong for the greater part to the North Germanic race (Norsemen).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The Vikings spoke a related, North Germanic language, and while the roots were similar enough to their Anglo-Saxon counterparts to be easily understood, the case endings were entirely different.

    Right Wing Nation

  • Proto-Germanic was eventually divided into several different but similar languages, specifically East Germanic, West Germanic and North Germanic.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]


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