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For Norwegian Readers About Per Petterson

In Per Petterson's great novel, Out Stealing Horses, there is a moment when baby animals appear outside a home. The English translation that is current calls them "fauns". This disturbs me and I have read and re-read the passage to determine if we are talking about "fawns" which would make sense, or goat-footed children, which would be something different. Although others have noted this translation difficulty, no major critic seems to take notice. So, I want to know: "fauns" or "fawns"? [more inside]
posted by CCBC on Aug 28, 2015 - 6 answers

Norwegian/Scandinavian food?

So... the ethnic food thread got me wondering. What restaurants are there where you can get more "authentic" Norwegian/Scandinavian food? [more inside]
posted by Zalzidrax on Jul 22, 2015 - 12 answers

ISO NCL banana bread recipe

Looking for recipe for banana bread served on our recent Hawaiian cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Feb 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Recommendations for Norwegian hytte

We are looking to spend some time in Norway this summer. We are looking specifically for recommendations for hytte for a couple, either in the west coast fjords (Sognefjord to Alesund) or the Lofotens. Also happy to hear about recommendations for things to do/places to see, we are looking at travelling in late June. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jan 19, 2015 - 4 answers

The air/sea interface for a Miami/Nassau cruise ship passenger.

I'm going with some family on a 4 day 3 night cruise from Miami to Nassau and back. Yay! I've got the flying part and the sitting on a boat sipping umbrella drinks part down, but I have questions about some of the interstitial parts of the trip. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Nov 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Karate for linguists: doe a panphonic poem for Norwegian exist?

For the purpose of practicing Norwegian I'd like a poem / set of sentences covering all Allophones. The idea comes from this panphonic poem in the movie Mission Impossible 3. [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Aug 27, 2014 - 0 answers

Help me decipher this handwritten Norwegian postcard from an ancestor

My dad found this postcard that was sent in 1910 from my great-great-grandmother to her son and his wife. I've taken a stab at translating it from Norwegian to English using Google Translate, but I've only been able to figure out a few words due to the handwriting. There might also be some characters that I'm not familiar with. Can anyone decipher more of it? [more inside]
posted by theory on Mar 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Norwegian wood?

A family heirloom has a mysterious inscription in what I assume is a Scandinavian language. But what is it? [more inside]
posted by theory on Aug 13, 2013 - 8 answers

Please help me find this Norwegian bottle opener!

My friend has a bottle opener from Norway that can also be used to cover/seal a bottle that's been opened but not entirely consumed - it says it's a "combination opener and closer." I must have one of my own! Unfortunately, what I thought would be a simple Amazon search turned up nothing, and even Google hasn't been very helpful. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jul 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Karaoke-like software to speak Norwegian like a native

Is there any software out there which can give me feedback on rhythm, timing and flow for language learning? Karaoke for Norwegian speech patterns? [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Need a cute killing machine.

Help me find a new kitten. Difficulty: mice. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Norwegian with a Bergen accent, so that babies will find my voice soothing

I'd like to learn Norwegian. Caveat: I'd like to learn specifically the Bergen dialect/accent. Is that possible? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Scandinavian Q&A web sites

I'm looking for Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) Q&A web sites. They can be in any language, and all topics have interest. [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround on Jul 4, 2011 - 3 answers

I've memorized Port and Starboard. What else do 2 cruise n00bs need to know?

The Lady and I are taking our first cruise this Sunday. Leaving New Orleans and heading to Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel. I've been to N.O. before, but neither of us have been any of the other places. Any pro-tips, suggestions or amusing anecdotes about any of those places? We really have no idea what to expect... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on May 24, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I ask a girl to a school dance in Norwegian?

How do I ask a girl to a school dance in Norwegian? More specifically, a translation would be great! [more inside]
posted by Galen Alexis on Sep 16, 2010 - 21 answers

I studied German which sadly doesn't help me tranlslate Grandma's mug.

[NorskFilter] My grandmother has a mug with this inscription: "Maten er halve føda. Drykken er hin halfparten. Fin sup i senn: det tømer ei tunne med tida." What does it mean? Grandmother hasn't a clue either. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

What's a better response than "Uff da"?

Norskfilter: Help me come up with an appropriate response to a Norwegian greeting on OkCupid [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Aug 19, 2009 - 7 answers

How do you say peace in Norwegian?

Is there another word for peace in Norwegian (besides Fred)? How does the word Roen (sp?) translate? [more inside]
posted by jddizzle on Jul 20, 2009 - 9 answers

That pesky alveolar trill

Is it possible to learn how to do the alveolar trill / rolled 'R' [more inside]
posted by dance on Jan 7, 2009 - 19 answers

I hope it's not like the movie.

How do you pronounce the Norwegian name Trond? [more inside]
posted by hootch on Oct 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Rockin' in the Eastern Hemisphere, or would be if I wasn't in the US

Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Adios, Swede.

How do you say "good luck" and "Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out" in Norwegian? Bonus points for any hilarious Norwegian turns of phrase to welcome a friend into retirement.
posted by Foam Pants on Apr 30, 2007 - 7 answers

What are these Norwegian monks saying?

It's easy to figure out what's going on in this YouTube video titled "Help Desk," but I'm sure it would be even funnier if I knew what they're saying. (Monks speaking Norwegian, one trying to explain to the other how a book works.)
posted by Joleta on Oct 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Norwegian sound of agreement

What is the name of the vocalization Norwegian speakers make when they are agreeing with a speaker? [more inside]
posted by tumble on Aug 21, 2006 - 11 answers

Where can I find a split comforter?

A friend went to Norway and slept in a king-size bed with an interesting feature: the comforter was split down the middle so that each occupant had his or her own half. Where could I buy one of these comforters in the US? [more inside]
posted by Bezbozhnik on Dec 16, 2005 - 20 answers

Scandinavian Languages

What's up with Scandinavian languages? Norwegians tell me that Danish and Norwegian are written the same, but spoken much differently. Swedes tell me than Danes can understand them but not the other way around. I've also heard that on some European airlines they use a simplified version that all Scandinavians can understand. What's the deal?
posted by borkingchikapa on Dec 11, 2004 - 28 answers

How Can I Learn Norwegian in One to Two Months?

I want to learn a language FAST. Say in one to two months... I have a teach-yourself book and tape (Norwegian), and a few friends who speak the language. Any tips or suggestions?
posted by degnarra on Dec 30, 2003 - 6 answers

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