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Which Scandinavian language do you learn?

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Poll Question: Which Nordic language are you learning?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
42 [38.53%]
17 [15.60%]
38 [34.86%]
10 [9.17%]
2 [1.83%]
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limey75
Senior Member
United Kingdom
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Joined 2587 days ago

119 posts - 182 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Norwegian, Old English

 
 Message 1 of 42
10 November 2012 at 7:27pm | IP Logged 
My prediction is that most people here learn Swedish but we'll see...

Edited by Fasulye on 11 November 2012 at 11:08am

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Serpent
Octoglot
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Russian Federation
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Joined 4785 days ago

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4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2 of 42
11 November 2012 at 12:15am | IP Logged 
As of now I'm the most serious about Danish. But I want to live in Finland so eventually I'm going to learn Swedish as well. And I'm doing the Assimil experiment in Norwegian (which I mostly want to understand).
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sans-serif
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Finland
Joined 2747 days ago

298 posts - 470 votes 
Speaks: Finnish*, English, German, Swedish
Studies: Danish

 
 Message 3 of 42
11 November 2012 at 12:51am | IP Logged 
Swedish is the only Scandinavian language I've studied seriously, and will likely remain that way. I am, however, planning to develop my comprehension of Danish and Norwegian to a level that allows me to communicate with and read books from all of Scandinavia.
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limey75
Senior Member
United Kingdom
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119 posts - 182 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Norwegian, Old English

 
 Message 4 of 42
11 November 2012 at 1:05am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
the Assimil experiment


What do you mean by this? :)
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Serpent
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Senior Member
Russian Federation
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Joined 4785 days ago

9753 posts - 15776 votes 
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 5 of 42
11 November 2012 at 1:16am | IP Logged 
Oh it's a challenge!
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Fasulye
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Speaks: German*, DutchC1, EnglishB2, French, Italian, Spanish, Esperanto
Studies: Latin, Danish, Norwegian, Turkish
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 Message 6 of 42
11 November 2012 at 11:00am | IP Logged 
I have been learning Danish for 3 years now. I started my Danish studies in October 2009.

Have look at my "Dansk övelse log" in the Log Subforum, where I practise my Danish writing skills!

Fasulye

Edited by Fasulye on 11 November 2012 at 11:01am

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AlOlaf
Diglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3336 days ago

491 posts - 617 votes 
Speaks: English*, GermanC2
Studies: Danish

 
 Message 7 of 42
12 November 2012 at 10:36pm | IP Logged 
Up until recently, I had no interest in speaking any foreign language but German. Within the last year, though, I've become enthralled by Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Dutch. I suppose it would be foolhardy to try to study them all simultaneously, but I started to think about all the forum members who speak multiple languages and figured they had to have had some simultaneous learning action going on there at some point. Has anyone ever tried to learn several closely-related languages at the same time and, if so, what was the result? My goal is not to achieve advanced fluency, but to travel to the countries where these languages are spoken and be able to get around and explore and not be dependent on English speakers. I've been told that many native speakers of these languages will break into English upon detecting the slightest hint of an American accent, but I don't care.

I voted Swedish because that's what I've been spending the most time on lately.

Edited by AlOlaf on 13 November 2012 at 3:19am

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daegga
Tetraglot
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Austria
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Joined 2709 days ago

1076 posts - 1789 votes 
Speaks: German*, EnglishC2, Swedish, Norwegian
Studies: Danish, French, Finnish, Icelandic

 
 Message 8 of 42
13 November 2012 at 2:20pm | IP Logged 
@AlOlaf
I think the main factor that causes Scandinavians to switch to English is the incompetence of a lot of English speakers to pronounce sounds like ø/ö and y. It's not hard to achieve, but you might need some time to get them right and use them automatically. If you make an effort and get these right, I think a lot of Scandinavians are glad to speak their native language with you, even if you make some mistakes here and there.


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