There are some interesting facts in the Vikings language and history which makes it interesting for researches but also for general public. In the period from the 8th to 11th centuries, the Vikings dominated vast territories in Europe and they spread from distant parts of Russia to the east coast of North America.
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Thanks to Denmark’s intriguing history, political power and influence, many years ago the Danish language had a strong influence on the Scandinavian languages. Even today it is considered a particularly important language in the Scandinavian languages.
Recent researches are increasingly diversified to prove that English is actually a Scandinavian language. This would mean that the English language belongs to the Northern Germanic language group along with Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese.
In the past in Sweden, Finnish was the most utilized language after Swedish. Nowadays, it seems to be occupied by the Arabic language. This conclusion is based on the number of speakers that exceeds the Finnish language quickly and rapidly. The reason for this may lie in the large number of refugees increasingly settling in Sweden in recent years.
Icelanders are creative, progressive and open minded people, and the Icelandic language is beautiful in all its aspects. The Icelanders are highly educated people, music and art lovers. They are also hardworking people and, like everything else that other people around the world love, they want to have fun.
We can say that a language is safe if its words are transmitted from generation to generation and the younger people are able to speak it fluently. In order to see which of the Scandinavian dialects are endangered, we first need to understand what an endangered language is.
These days, a large portion of the world’s population is using the Internet in order to seek answers to their questions. Some, like tourists, asked if the Nordic’s are languages mutually understandable. We’ll try to respond to this question below.
Looking ahead, in the next 100 years we can see many revolutionary changes in terms of technology. The world in the future will indeed look very different. In terms of progress it rejoices as information, but there is concern that in terms of modern languages, the world in the next 100 years will sound quite different.
Here are some quick facts about the Icelandic language origin and history. Currently 350,000 people speak Icelandic in the world. Of these, 323,000 people live in Iceland. As the world’s population currently stands at 7 billion people, it means that 0.005% speak Icelandic. This is a fact which is important for linguists who are more interested in the history of Iceland and its native language.
Recently there has been a discussion going among our in-house translators whether or not English is a Scandinavian language. So let’s try and find out here.
The Norwegian language or Norse – Norsk originated in the North group of languages. It is the official main language spoken in Norway, but mutually comprehensible and easy to use for the Swedish and Danish people. Suffice it to say, knowledge of only one of these three languages is enough to understand any of them with their local and regional variants, at a basic level.
Dying languages are unfortunately quite common in a globalized world, and today we’re going to see if the Icelandic language is going to be used in the future or it’s something we should just leave behind.