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Aquila123
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 Message 17 of 50
24 January 2014 at 8:43am | IP Logged 
Norwegian names of the meals:

frokost or morgenmat - breakfast

formiddagsmat or lønsj - lunch

middag - dinner

kveldsmat - supper

nattmat - a meal during the night

niste or nistemat - food to take with you and eat on journeys

By the way: The word "nattmat" has a rather high frequency.




Edited by Aquila123 on 24 January 2014 at 8:45am

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 Message 18 of 50
24 January 2014 at 9:36am | IP Logged 
Aquila123 wrote:
By the way: The word "nattmat" has a rather high frequency.


Has it really? I haven't been living in Norway for many years, but when I did, I cannot remember that this is a word we used very often. I would associate it with eating a hot dog or a kebab at 3am in the morning after a night on the town drinking too much, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Aquila123
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 Message 19 of 50
24 January 2014 at 12:08pm | IP Logged 
It is most often associated with going into the quichen and making some quick food after a late saturday, but could also be as you said buying some fastfood on the way home in the middle of the night, or eating some food at night if you have sleep problems. I do not know how long you have been away from Norway, but the Norweagian society has become immensely stressful, and this fenomenon has some connection to a super-stressed society.

Edited by Aquila123 on 24 January 2014 at 12:12pm

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 Message 20 of 50
24 January 2014 at 1:56pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for the clarification. I left Norway almost 19 years ago, and although I try to keep up with Norwegian news, politics, culture and society in general, I discover each time I go back, once a year or so, that both society and language have moved on. I guess back in the 90s Norway was not that stressful, at least I do not remember it as such.

Maybe I should add "modern Norwegian" to my list of languages to improve :)
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 Message 21 of 50
24 January 2014 at 4:12pm | IP Logged 
The nattmat I have experienced is the one I quoted, rather then any late night meal. It may be have a different connotation in the cities, but then again, I live in a small college town in the north.

Ogrim wrote:

Has it really? I haven't been living in Norway for many years, but when I did, I cannot remember that this is a word we used very often. I would associate it with eating a hot dog or a kebab at 3am in the morning after a night on the town drinking too much, but please correct me if I'm wrong.


Edited by leroc on 24 January 2014 at 4:13pm

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 Message 22 of 50
24 January 2014 at 6:55pm | IP Logged 
Aquila123 wrote:
formiddagsmat or lønsj - lunch


It's almost always spelled "lunsj", even Språkrådet prefers that spelling (not that it matters that much what they think... I googled). I've never seen "lønsj" from anyone except people who are supercommitted to Norwegianising everything regardless.

I would also add matpakke. If you bring food (especially bread etc) to school or work in a box or wrapped in kitchen paper, that's what you call it. I should start doing that instead of always buying my lunch in the cafeteria :-)

Liz
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 Message 23 of 50
05 February 2014 at 10:55am | IP Logged 
Maybe it is spelled "lunch". I am committed to as phonemic a spelling as possible, so I allow myself to spell it "lønsj", because that is how Norwegians pronounce it. But I did not know, what was regarded as correct though.

I also consequently spell clutch, as "kløtsj" and wire as "vaier", and even "service" as "sørvis", to take a couple of other examples. I do not know what is so-called correct in all these cases. I think the phonemic way is the best, anyhow.

Edited by Aquila123 on 05 February 2014 at 10:56am

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06 February 2014 at 2:37pm | IP Logged 
The Olympics are starting tomorrow, so:

Gull - gold
Sølv (pronounced "søll") - silver
Bronse - bronze
(Norwegian.)

Edited by Lizzern on 06 February 2014 at 2:37pm



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