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    Re: Swedish: online (audio) resources for mastering tones

    Quote Originally Posted by Boughies View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'm in South Africa, on the other end of the earth from Sweden, & with no-one to pronounce Swedish tones for me. I have been scouring the net for resources, especially audio, but there's precious little.

    Can anyone help? Paying for software, etc., is unfortunately not possible.

    Many thanks...
    Hi I use www.forvo.com (I use it for Norwegian but there is also Swedish). It seems to be natives pronouncing different words. I find it quite helpful at times.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Hi
    I am learning Norwegian and I am interested to buy the På vei textbook and workbook but as far as I can see it is only available in Norway. Before ordering it, as it is quite expensive, I just wanted to check is this book worth it? Would it still be useful without the CD? And does anyway know if it is possible to buy outside of Norway?
    At the minute I am using Teach Yourself Norwegian.
    Takk for hjelpen!

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    Swedish: Audio Children Book

    Hej, could you please tell me some links to Swedish audio children books?
    I have known one caled Ella Flyttar. I am a beginner learner by the way.
    Tack!

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    Danish Spelling Reform

    Hi everyone,

    I'm curious is anyone has any information about a recent Danish spelling reform, say in the last 10 years??

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Danish Spelling Reform

    We havn't had an actual spelling refom in recent years, but minor adjustments regularly appear in new editions of the official Danish spelling 'Bible', Retskrivningsordbogen, published by Dansk Spognævn (website: www.dsn.dk).

    1st edition 1986
    2nd edition 1996
    3rd edition 2001
    and a brand new 4th edition of November 2012
    I 2003 new comma rules were introduced via a new inmpression of Retskrivningsordbogen.

    If you read Danish, you wil find information of the most significant adjustments in the new edition here:
    http://www.dsn.dk/sproghjaelp/retskr...sordbogen-2012

    Were you looking for something in particular?

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    Re: Danish Spelling Reform

    Thank you! Your resources are perfect!

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    Swedish television scripts

    Does anybody know where I can get scripts for Swedish television programs? I like watching shows in Swedish because it is helpful for learning, but it would be much better if I had access to a scrip

    tack

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    Re: Swedish television scripts

    On the SVTplay site, most of the programmes, once started, have a T you can click on, which enables subtitles in Swedish. That's the easiest way. May also be available on the 'play' sites of the commercial Swedish channels.

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    Re: Swedish television scripts

    I've noticed subtitles are also available on Norwegian NRK TV website - click on the icon left of the volume button.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Sæl.

    Ég er að vinna í því að búa til vefsíðu um íslensku sem erlent tungumál. Hugmyndin er að hjálpa fólki að læra og halda áhuganum. Þetta er ekki til að selja neitt. Vona að þetta geti hjálpað einhverjum að læra.

    http://isklenska.is

    Kveðja, Viktor

    -

    English:

    Hi there.

    I'm working on making a site for learning icelandic as a foreign language. The idea is to help people to learn and to keep up their interest. It's not for selling books or services or anything. I hope it's useful.

    Regards, Viktor

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Quote Originally Posted by vthebee View Post
    Hi
    I am learning Norwegian and I am interested to buy the På vei textbook and workbook but as far as I can see it is only available in Norway. Before ordering it, as it is quite expensive, I just wanted to check is this book worth it? Would it still be useful without the CD? And does anyway know if it is possible to buy outside of Norway?
    At the minute I am using Teach Yourself Norwegian.
    Takk for hjelpen!
    Hi!

    På vei books (2004 and 2012) are used almost in all language schools in Serbia and in the region. I don't know the price of them now, but they are worth the money. You can download them (with cds - 6 cds!) for free (available on a few websites).

    In my view, any language book is far less useful without cd that goes with it. Norwegian pronunciation is, at least to me, very difficult, so listening to Norwegian is a must.

    I would like to ask if there is a Norwegian dictionary with ALL the pronunciation of words? I can't find it anywhere Forvo.com has only 6235 nouns till now recorded.... I have only Google translate for now....ah!

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanja View Post
    Hi!

    I would like to ask if there is a Norwegian dictionary with ALL the pronunciation of words? I can't find it anywhere Forvo.com has only 6235 nouns till now recorded.... I have only Google translate for now....ah!
    Hi - thanks for your reply. I use this website sometimes http://decentius.hit.uib.no/lexin.ht...&dict=nbo-maxi
    If you search for any word it usually has a sound clip of the word. You might find it useful.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Quote Originally Posted by vthebee View Post
    Hi - thanks for your reply. I use this website sometimes http://decentius.hit.uib.no/lexin.ht...&dict=nbo-maxi
    If you search for any word it usually has a sound clip of the word. You might find it useful.
    Tusen takk!
    Yes, I've bumped into that dictionary just a few days ago, there is a sound clip there indeed, but there's only Nynorsk—engelsk, no Bokmål—engelsk.So I have to go to Nynorsk—engelsk to see English translation, and then to Bokmål Dictionary to hear Bokmål pronunciation.

    There's also there is the "flower" button, which is great - they've added "bildeordliste"
    Last edited by Vanja; 17th June 2013 at 7:37 PM.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    I have found 'Norwegian on the web' an extremely useful resource for learning Norwegian.

    It is a free course by the University of Trondheim (NTNU), designed for students who study a year in Norway.

    I am too much of a newb here to post a link but you'll find it using Google.

    Enjoy.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Thank you BrMo. But this course is for those who are in Norway already, as far as I understood. I'm more interested in learning Norwegian in my homeland, since many Norwegian job websites says that having a basic knowledge of Norwegian before coming to the country is highly recommended.

    I've been using some websites and I hope it could be useful to others as well:

    online exercise:
    https://www.cappelendammundervisning...k/index.action
    http://pavei-oppgaver.cappelendamm.no/

    Grammar and many other things:
    http://norwegianlanguage.info/grammar/index.html
    http://www3.vox.no/nettnorsk/substantiv/index.html
    http://www.skapago.eu/en/learn/norwegian-free.html
    http://fsi-language-courses.org/Cont...page=Norwegian
    http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/NO/
    http://www.cram.com/tag/norwegian

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    True, the dialogues are in Norwegian and talk about students already in Norway, but the grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary sections are pretty useful if you have no knowledge of Norwegian at all.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Thanks BrMo, I hadn't come across those learning resources before and they look really useful

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Hi lovely people.

    Any Swedish dictionaries with IPA (possibly narrow) transcription of the words? It doesn't matter whether it's bilingual or not.

    And also, does any of you know a good PDF file (possibly) about Swedish phonology?

    Thank you

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Hello and welcome to the forums Sarknek.

    Unfortunately, I don't think we know of any such dictionary. However, such queries are very welcome to be asked in the forums.
    Linguistics is always descriptive. Never prescriptive.

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    Re: Suggestions for resources

    Quote Originally Posted by BrMo View Post
    I have found 'Norwegian on the web' an extremely useful resource for learning Norwegian.

    It is a free course by the University of Trondheim (NTNU), designed for students who study a year in Norway.

    Enjoy.
    http://www.ntnu.edu/now

    Thanks, BrMo. This is excellent!

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