Sunday, June 1, 2008

Æ e i A. Æ e å.

We were talking to Martin and Elisabeth about Tronders, the local dialect and apparently the most difficult to understand form of Norwegian. I commented that I thought it funny that saying "Me too" in Norwegian is "Jeg også", but in Trondish it is spoken as only two vowels: "Æ å", pronouched "eh - oh".

They had an even better combination, where a string of 7 vowel sounds is a perfectly legitimate pairs of lines from a conversation saying "I am in A" and "I am also." ('A' is the name of a political party, or it can be a name of a room for example.)

Here I'll let Elisabeth explain it to you... click here.

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