North Germanic language


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Noun1.North Germanic language - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and IcelandNorth Germanic language - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Danish - a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark
Icelandic - a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland
Norwegian - a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway
Swedish - a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland
Faeroese, Faroese - a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
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Decline of island tongue NORN is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland and in Caithness, in the far north of the Scottish mainland.
In effect, virtually all extant written texts from North Germanic languages in their old periods are contemporary with ME and are analysed in the cited literature as V-to-T.
While it is striking that similar forms can be found in the North Germanic languages, it is important to note that the oblique form, thee, represents the expected West Germanic form, not the North.

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