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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 7327587 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #135900 on: July 30, 2018, 09:34:29 am »


Yes. All of the places, actually. Stockholm for being twats. Skåne for being Danish. The Northlands for being mute and emotionally crippled. Islandislanders for being inbred, and also Stockholmarjävlar. Northlanders for being inbred. Gothenburgians for being Gothenburgians. Jönköpingare for being free-religious zealots.


Skåne

Stockholmarjävlar

Jönköpingare

I am legit, intrigued, about how the fuck do you pronouce these words.
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« Reply #135901 on: July 30, 2018, 09:36:34 am »

Sk-ay-n

Stockholm-mar-yav-lar

… Holy shit what the fuck...
Jyoin-ko-pin-gar-eh?

Anyway, these are an American's wild guesses.
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Well, we could put two and two together and write a book: "The Shit that Hans and Max Did: You Won't Believe This Shit."
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« Reply #135902 on: July 30, 2018, 09:38:48 am »

If those are your american wild guesses, I don't even want to write my brazilian wild guesses...
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« Reply #135903 on: July 30, 2018, 09:39:19 am »

Å is pronounced like the "oh" in "only". So Skåne is actually quite simple to pronounce, which you'd never imagine after listening to the bizarre fucking dialect the people who live there have.

Skoh-ne.

EDIT: Perhaps a simpler explanation would just be "Scone, eh?"

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« Reply #135904 on: July 30, 2018, 09:40:25 am »

And I thought portuguese was difficult to learn...
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« Reply #135905 on: July 30, 2018, 09:42:27 am »

And I thought portugues was difficult to learn...

I can't speak for Swedish, but Norwegian is just as bad as English. It's got a lot of rules, about as many exceptions to those rules, and a bunch of other things that you either just grew up knowing or have no clue about.

Written Danish is almost identical to written Norwegian, but you will never be able to pronounce it. No one can pronounce it. The Danes can't even pronounce it.

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« Reply #135906 on: July 30, 2018, 09:45:05 am »

And I thought portugues was difficult to learn...

I can't speak for Swedish, but Norwegian is just as bad as English. It's got a lot of rules, about as many exceptions to those rules, and a bunch of other things that you either just grew up knowing or have no clue about.

Written Danish is almost identical to written Norwegian, but you will never be able to pronounce it. No one can pronounce it. The Danes can't even pronounce it.

Honestly, I thought english was quite easy to learn, maybe that has something to do with me learning portuguese first which has a fucking LOT of rules and exceptions. Fun fact, I've always scored more in english than portuguese in school tests, even though portuguese is my mother language!
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« Reply #135907 on: July 30, 2018, 09:46:37 am »

I forgot how to upload pictures. I can't get them to post here in the IMG tag. I can get them on imgur and get the link for the images, but I can't get them to show up in previews.


Off the top of my head, are you sure you're using the direct link to the image, not the link to page it's on?

Direct Link
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If you're using the img tags right

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[img]imagelinkhere.jpg[/img]
Then that's the first thing I can think of off top of my head as an easy mistake to make that'd make it stop working.
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« Reply #135908 on: July 30, 2018, 09:50:05 am »

Well that worked! Thanks Cript!
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« Reply #135909 on: July 30, 2018, 09:52:18 am »

Yeah, Portuguese is generally ranked as more difficult to learn than the Scandinavian languages, but for someone coming from a latin root language and trying to understand a germanic root language, lots of things are just not going to make sense... Like the ever-popular hilarity of compound words, such as kommunesammenslåing.

Another thing that makes English easier for a lot of people is that pretty much regardless of where you are in the world, there will be English-language media available to you, if not even something you're exposed to on a daily basis. By comparison, you're most likely never going to tune into a Scandinavian movie or series on TV unless you are specifically living in a Scandinavian country.  All in all though, I'd rank Norwegian and English as being pretty equal as far as linguistic fucked-ness is concerned.


But be it English, Norwegian or Portuguese, at least we can all be thankful that it's not fucking Finnish.

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« Reply #135910 on: July 30, 2018, 09:54:20 am »

My wife's best friend emigrated to Finland from here in America to be with a girl (they broke up) and he decided to stay and get dual-citizenship. He's quite fluent in Finnish now.
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« Reply #135911 on: July 30, 2018, 09:58:53 am »

Yeah, Portuguese is generally ranked as more difficult to learn than the Scandinavian languages, but for someone coming from a latin root language and trying to understand a germanic root language, lots of things are just not going to make sense... Like the ever-popular hilarity of compound words, such as kommunesammenslåing.

That actually makes sense, I spent my whole childhood watching shows like Friends
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« Reply #135912 on: July 30, 2018, 10:02:55 am »

I learnt an important lesson from a song by Kollektivet.

This one, specifically - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f488uJAQgmw

It bothers me that 'zee' is the default pronunciation for the letter Z. Stupid american cultural hegemonism. Zed Zed Top! Jay Zed!
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« Reply #135913 on: July 30, 2018, 10:05:33 am »

It bothers me that 'zee' is the default pronunciation for the letter Z.
Except in India, where it's djee.

GG Top, no re.

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« Reply #135914 on: July 30, 2018, 10:07:59 am »

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« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 02:02:22 pm by dragdeler »
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