Scandinavian language challenge day 14

Today I worked through chapter 4 of Swedish in three months, covering: weak and strong verbsimperfect tense of weak and irregular verbsreflexive verbsadjectives: definitive formspolite requestsword order: adverbsother words Weak and strong verbs As in other Germanic languages, weak verbs form their past tenses by adding a suffix and strong verbs form them by changing a…… Continue reading Scandinavian language challenge day 14

Scandinavian language challenge day 7

Today I worked through the second chapter of Danish in three months, covering: verbs: basic form and present tenseobject pronounssentence building: questions and answersquestion word: who, what Verbs: infinitive and present tense The infinitive of verbs ends in unstressed e or a stressed vowel. Examples: at høre (to hear); at stå (to stand). The present…… Continue reading Scandinavian language challenge day 7

The Scandinavian languages

The Scandinavian Languages are members of the Germanic family within the broader family of Indo-European languages. The ancestral language, North Germanic (Common Scandinavian), began to divide from the Germanic group around 500-800 CE and then to split into East Scandinavian (the Kingdom of Denmark, the southern two thirds of Sweden and adjacent parts of Norway)…… Continue reading The Scandinavian languages