Bernd 2021-07-20 23:40:16 ⋅ 2mn No. 117653
Nordic languages Bernd reporting in on this kc. Any questions or related topics you want to talk about?
Bernd 2021-07-20 23:55:32 ⋅ 2mn No. 117655
I want talk about Gold Mining in Lapland.
Bernd 2021-07-21 00:09:36 ⋅ 2mn No. 117656
>>117655 Never heard about it, although I know mining used to be an important thing for northern Sweden and places like Kiruna are basically mining towns. What should we know about gold mining in Lapland?
Bernd 2021-07-21 19:39:12 ⋅ 2mn No. 117687
You can get 5kg Gold without hydraulik mashines, 20kg with excavator. But i think hydraulik mashines have been forbidden. Also you can find there star sapphire and almandine.
Bernd 2021-07-21 20:34:49 ⋅ 2mn No. 117688
Lol, BBC fin yesterday and now you? More and more posters I actually liked on KC are coming here
Bernd 2021-07-21 20:52:08 ⋅ 2mn No. 117689
>>117688 I'm not Gold-Lamborghini Bernd. He lives in California.
Bernd 2021-07-21 21:23:27 ⋅ 2mn No. 117691
>>117690 I posted my whole why worry collection at the new year on pedochan. For you my friend i will create a thread here.
Bernd 2021-07-21 21:48:41 ⋅ 2mn No. 117728
Bernd 2021-07-21 22:04:30 ⋅ 2mn No. 117749
Gold Bernd bought a burned Lamborghini and ran out of the money then he started prospecting Gold. I'm disabled Bernd.
Bernd 2021-07-21 22:49:54 ⋅ 2mn No. 117754
Bernd 2021-07-22 14:38:59 ⋅ 2mn No. 117776
Reporting in. Btw German isn't nordic.
Bernd 2021-07-22 15:50:01 ⋅ 2mn No. 117782
>>117776 I have never claimed so. But I understand all North-Germanic languages to some extent.
Bernd 2021-07-22 18:11:29 ⋅ 2mn No. 117788
>>117787 I have studied them both and can read them without much trouble. I don't have much listening practice with Faroese, though, and both tend to have speakers that are hard to understand because of dialects or bumbling.
Bernd 2021-07-22 23:33:17 ⋅ 2mn No. 117806
Well hello there fellow Nordics
Bernd 2021-08-05 13:46:40 ⋅ 1mn No. 118941
Did you know that Britain was christianized from two directions: Ireland and France? Did you know that Irish was the first european vernacular language to be written in the Latin alphabet? Did you know that many Christian missionaries in Germany came from Britain? Did you know that Bremen and Hamburg in northern Germany were important centers for the project of christianizing Scandinavia? For example Þangbrandr, the most famous christian missionary to Iceland, was German (though sources are uncertain if he was from Saxony or Bremen).
Bernd 2021-08-07 11:47:01 ⋅ 1mn No. 119177
Did you know there are people still living in Iceland who used to inhabit such turf houses?
Bernd 2021-08-07 11:54:55 ⋅ 1mn No. 119180
>>119177 For people interested in such things, I recommend visiting and getting a guided tour at Glaumbær in Northern Iceland, where a large turf house is preserved as a museum. I can also recommend reading relevant passages of Grettis saga Ásmundarssonar (The saga of Grettir the strong). He had a pretty ebin fight with an undead entity in such a turf house about 700 years ago.
Bernd 2021-08-07 12:00:34 ⋅ 1mn No. 119181
Here is also my hot take if you want to learn Old Norse: Learn modern Icelandic! You're much more likely to find classes and learning material for modern Icelandic and you're much more likely to stick to learning and be successfull at learning. And when you're somewhat competent in modern Icelandic, understanding Old Norse is just like figuring out a different dialect. Like having learned American English and reading Shakespeare or talking to an Australian. Also: A lot of important secondary literature, for example the most detailed edda commentaries, are in modern icelandic.
Bernd 2021-08-07 12:04:01 ⋅ 1mn No. 119183
Pic rel is a medieval poem on the left and a modernized version on the right. You can see how there is not much of a difference between medieval and modern icelandic.
Bernd 2021-08-07 13:08:09 ⋅ 1mn No. 119188
>>119181 So you speak icelandic? What are the benefits of knowing that language other than having a fetish for languages?
Bernd 2021-08-07 13:15:49 ⋅ 1mn No. 119190
>>119188 Yes. Benefits: Being able to navigate Iceland in a very different way from tourists, access to corpus of untranslated literature, appreciation for a literary tradition in the original. Other than that: Not a lot. I hope to maybe earn money as a translator in the future, but unless you have specific reasons I'd recommend learning French or Spanish instead.
Bernd 2021-08-07 13:21:22 ⋅ 1mn No. 119192
>>119190 can you record how you say something? i want to hear it
Bernd 2021-08-07 13:44:24 ⋅ 1mn No. 119194
Nordics have their own language? Is it completely alien?
Bernd 2021-08-07 13:48:59 ⋅ 1mn No. 119195
>>119194 Some say they speak German, others say it is actually Old High German.
Bernd 2021-08-07 14:06:26 ⋅ 1mn No. 119196
Actually, there are plenty of theories about Germans in space. The idea that the Nazis developed UFOs and escaped to the moon at the end of WWII being among the more popular. There is also some crackpot called Erhard Landmann, I'm not sure if he is still alive, who had a way of translating every single language and script system as actually German and seemed to believe in some type of German ancient aliens that came to earth in prehistory.
Bernd 2021-08-07 20:06:54 ⋅ 1mn No. 119226
Does Svalbard have a separate Nordic language?
Bernd 2021-08-07 20:44:55 ⋅ 1mn No. 119237
>>119235 What horror I expect it is worse than even runglish
Bernd 2021-08-07 20:46:58 ⋅ 1mn No. 119238
Bernd 2021-08-14 08:48:11 ⋅ 1mn No. 119858
>>119580 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRMp3FA9mk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drWjQ3bpGhw