Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Mulder-21 » 2009-03-14, 3:13

Stick to Faroese, people. The question regarding the pronunciation of the word 'Faroese' belongs under English.
Gløgt er gestsins eyga. (Føroyskt orðafelli)
Wise is the stranger's eye. (Faroese saying)
L'occhio dell'ospite è acuto. (Proverbio faroico)
Hosťovo oko je múdre. (Faerské uslovie)

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby hashi » 2009-03-14, 9:27

Was posted about a month ago...
not like the faroese forum gets much traffic anyway :?

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby ikkon » 2009-03-14, 21:31

mrhashimoto wrote:Was posted about a month ago...
not like the faroese forum gets much traffic anyway :?


well, even if it was posted a month ago or 2 days ago...doesn´t mean you should use the isolated Faroese forum to discuss topics related to other languages, right? :para: :roll: In my opinion you could get more opinions and replies using the Eng forum... :blush:

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Antissimo » 2009-04-30, 12:31

Hey guys,

have you seen this?
http://books.google.hu/books?id=OGj4rnr0oxYC

An Introduction To Modern Faroese by W.B. Lockwood fully available for free reading on google books!

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby marchhare292 » 2009-06-08, 21:31

Hi,
I need native speakers of Faroese for my dissertation! Anyone willing to help me?
Thank!

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Postby Phileas » 2009-06-09, 1:46

I would happily help you, it sounds exciting!
What is your dissertation about?

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby marchhare292 » 2009-06-09, 19:45

It's about a certain construction thought to occur mainly in the Germanic languages. (I can't really tell you what exactly I'm looking for, because then you might be influenced when I ask you for sentences in Faroese :-)))
But basically I need someone to translate some sentences into Faroese (not a lot of them, and rather simple) and later I need ca. 5 more native speakers, who will do an online survey.
It'd be great if you could help me! Could you give me your e-mail address or do you have Facebook?

Thanks,
Ulrike

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Phileas » 2009-06-10, 7:12

Yes, this should be no problem at all, I'm glad to be of some help. I have sent you a PM with my email address, or rather, I will do so right after posting this. At any rate you'll have received it once you read this.
I would love to read your dissertation once it's finished, if that's not too big a problem?

Oh, and good luck further on your writing. :D

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby daniellle » 2009-10-01, 23:46

please don't stop this thread :nope: i love faroese sound :whistle: :yep:
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Catharina » 2009-10-05, 19:56

eg eisini! tað ljóðar sum havið :D

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby csjc » 2009-10-06, 0:36

Ahh Faroese is so familiar yet so distant. I can read almost everything with my Icelandic knowledge, but I can barely write one sentence, or understand anyting for that matter. Hopefully I'll learn it properly one day. :)
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby kjeks » 2009-10-06, 7:29

I just came in here to have a peek, but I have to say I'm intrigued:) The language is beautiful, and better yet, I seem to be able to understand most of it just by knowing Norwegian :D I had no idea they were that similar! I can't understand nearly as much written Icelandic.
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby csjc » 2009-10-06, 7:43

kjeks wrote:I just came in here to have a peek, but I have to say I'm intrigued:) The language is beautiful, and better yet, I seem to be able to understand most of it just by knowing Norwegian :D I had no idea they were that similar! I can't understand nearly as much written Icelandic.


Faroese (at least the written language) seems to be something like halfway between Nynorsk and Icelandic. I suppose it also depends which dialect of Norwegian you speak, seeing as some are closer to Icelandic/Faroese than others, particularly the more conservative dialects where the dative case is preserved along with other features (mostly Vest-Telemark/Sogn og Fjordane, as far as I know). In any case, it's easier for an Icelander to read Faroese than Nynorsk, but easier for a Norwegian to read Faroese than Icelandic. Does that make sense?
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby kjeks » 2009-10-06, 10:28

It makes perfect sense:) I'm Trønder by the way, though my dialect is that of the main city and thus closer to bokmål than nynorsk. It is still quite easy to get Faroese, even if I have to guess at a few words:)

Maybe I will fare better trying to learn this than Icelandic, which was my original plan. (After I have mastered Welsh... It may be a while :lol: )
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Sandberg » 2010-02-10, 16:21

Faroese certainly must be one of the easiest languages for a Norwegian to acquire. But as you've already noticed, it more or less depends on where in Norway you come from.

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Postby zeme » 2010-03-17, 3:11

Mulder-21 wrote:Rainbow = ælabogi (m)

Unfortunately, Daniel, there are no courses online. :(

Hopefully, this'll change.

5 years have passed, yet no change in sight.. :(
The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Phileas » 2010-04-18, 20:46

zeme wrote:
Mulder-21 wrote:Rainbow = ælabogi (m)

Unfortunately, Daniel, there are no courses online. :(

Hopefully, this'll change.

5 years have passed, yet no change in sight.. :(


As it stands right now, quite a bit of translation into faroese is being done on livemocha.com
So hopefully, the 101 course will be up within long.

So um nakar av tykkum, ið hava føroyskt sum móðurmál, hava hug at hjálpa til, so er bara at koma. Øll hjálp hevðið verið ótrúliga góð, síðan vit eru sá fáir føroyskir umsetarar. Jú fleiri vit eru, jú betri verur dygdin.

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby csjc » 2010-04-18, 22:48

Phileas wrote:
zeme wrote:
Mulder-21 wrote:Rainbow = ælabogi (m)

Unfortunately, Daniel, there are no courses online. :(

Hopefully, this'll change.

5 years have passed, yet no change in sight.. :(


As it stands right now, quite a bit of translation into faroese is being done on livemocha.com
So hopefully, the 101 course will be up within long.

So um nakar av tykkum, ið hava føroyskt sum móðurmál, hava hug at hjálpa til, so er bara at koma. Øll hjálp hevðið verið ótrúliga góð, síðan vit eru sá fáir føroyskir umsetarar. Jú fleiri vit eru, jú betri verur dygdin.


Gott at hoyra! :D
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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby zeme » 2010-04-19, 2:56

Woohoo!
The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.

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Re: Faroese discussion group - Orðaskifti um føroyskt

Postby Halbarad65 » 2011-02-02, 13:57

Góðan dag! Eg eiti Benoît og eg eri úr Frakland. Eg eri studentur :)
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