This is an explanation for the youtube video «Norwegian Language: Animals»
First, some pronounsiation of the animals you just heard.
Dog = hund: you dont say the «d». Some dialects do though !
Bear = Bjørn: practise the Ø sound.
Snake = Slange: Note that it is a «sh» sound.
Sheep = sau: The «AU» makes an «Æ» sound. Many people also say «S-Æ-V» with a V at the end (it’s not right, but they do!)
Goat = Geit: Note that the G is silent and makes a norwegian «J» sound – J-æ-i-t.
Chicken = kylling: Paractise the «kj» sound which is in this word. NOT the «skj» sound.
Most male nouns works like this:
|A X||that X||More X||those X|
|En ape *||apen||Aper||Apene|
* look how i dont add 2 «e»‘s to the Ape.
Neutral nouns have two ways. Words with one syllable, and words with 2 or more.
|A X||That X||More X||Those X|
|Et ekorn||Ekornet||Ekorn ^||Ekorna ^^|
|Et esel||eselet *||Eseler||Eselene|
*This T is silent.
^ Exception to the rule this should have had «er» cause it has 2 syllables, but it doesnt. .
^^ WEIRD WORD! It’s totally different from anything else.
There is no ending in neutral nouns plural indefinite if there is just one syllable.