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The Pimsleur Method offers the best language-learning system ever developed. The Pimsleur Method provides you rapid control of Danish structure without boring drills. Understanding to speak Danish may really be enjoyable and worthwhile.

The key reason many folks battle with unique languages is the fact that they aren't provided right training, just pieces and pieces of the code. Other code programs market just pieces -- dictionaries; grammar books and instructions; lists of hundreds or thousands of words and definitions; audios containing useless drills. They leave it to you to assemble these pieces as you try to speak. Pimsleur allows you to invest your time understanding to speak the code instead of really studying its components.

If you were understanding English, may you speak before you knew how to conjugate verbs? Naturally you can. That same understanding procedure is what Pimsleur replicates. Pimsleur presents the entire code as 1 integrated piece to succeed.

With Pimsleur you get:

* Grammar and vocabulary taught together in everyday conversation,
* Interactive audio-only training that teaches spoken code organically,
* The flexibility to discover anytime, anywhere,
* 30-minute classes tailored to optimize the amount of code you are able to discover in 1 sitting.

Millions of individuals have selected Pimsleur to gain real conversational abilities in modern languages rapidly and conveniently, wherever and whenever -- without textbooks, created exercises, or drills.

About the Danish Language:

Danish is regarded as the North Germanic languages (also known as Scandinavian languages), a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken by around 6 million persons, mostly in Denmark; the code is additionally chosen by the 50,000 Danes in the northern components of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, where it holds the status of minority code. Danish furthermore holds official status and is a required topic in school in the Danish territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which today enjoy limited autonomy. In Iceland and Faroe Islands, Danish is, alongside English, a compulsory foreign code taught in universities. In North and South America there are Danish code communities in Argentina, the U.S. and Canada.

Classification and connected languages

Danish, together with Swedish, derives within the East Nordic dialect group, while Norwegian is classified as a West Nordic code together with Faroese and Icelandic. A more recent category based on mutual intelligibility separates contemporary spoken Scandinavian in 2 groups: Southern Scandinavian, that is Danish, and Northern Scandinavian, consisting of Norwegian and Swedish. Icelandic and Faroese is placed in a separate Insular Scandinavian. Written Danish and Norwegian Bokmål are especially close, though the phonology and prosody create them vary somewhat. Proficient speakers of some of the 3 languages will know the others, though research have shown that speakers of Norwegian mostly recognize both Danish and Swedish better than Swedes or Danes recognize each alternative. Both Swedes and Danes furthermore recognize Norwegian much better than they recognize each other's languages.[1]

Due to its proximity with German, Fan Noli, linguist and translator of Ibsen’s functions, mentioned that “those who learn German may discover Danish in fifteen days”.[1]


In the 8th century, the well-known Germanic code of Scandinavia, Proto-Norse, had undergone some changes and evolved into Old Norse. This code started to undergo brand-new changes that didn't spread to all of Scandinavia, which resulted in the appearance of 2 synonymous dialects, Old West Norse (Norway and Iceland) and Old East Norse (Denmark and Sweden).

Old East Norse is in Sweden called Runic Swedish and in east Denmark Runic Danish, but until the 12th century, the dialect was about the same in the 2 nations. The dialects are called runic because that the leading body of text appears in the runic alphabet. Unlike Proto-Norse, which was created with all the Elder Futhark alphabet, Old Norse was created with all the Younger Futhark alphabet, which just had 16 letters. Due to the limited amount of runes, some runes were utilized for a range of phonemes, including the rune for the vowel u which was equally employed for the vowels o, ø and y, and the rune for i which was equally utilized for e.

A change that separated Old East Norse (Runic Swedish/Danish) from Old West Norse was the change of the diphthong æi (Old West Norse ei) to the monophthong e, as in stæin to sten. This really is reflected in runic inscriptions where the elder read stain and the later stin. There was equally a change of au as in dauðr into ø as in døðr. This change is shown in runic inscriptions as a change from tauþr into tuþr. Moreover, the øy (Old West Norse ey) diphthong changed into ø also, because in the Old Norse word for "island".

Some well-known authors of functions in Danish are existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, prolific fairy story writer Hans Christian Andersen, and playwright Ludvig Holberg. Three 20th century Danish authors have become Nobel Prize laureates in Literature: Karl Adolph Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan (joint recipients in 1917) and Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (granted 1944).

Danish was when commonly spoken in the northeast counties of England. Many Danish derived words like gate (gade) for street, nevertheless survive in Yorkshire and additional components of eastern England colonized by Danish Vikings. The city of York was when the Danish settlement of Jorvik.

The initially printed book in Danish dates from 1495. The initially complete translation of the Bible in Danish was published in 1550.

Geographical distribution

Danish is the nationwide code of Denmark, 1 of 2 official languages of Greenland (the alternative is Greenlandic), and 1 of 2 official languages of the Faroes (the alternative is Faroese). Additionally, there is a little community of Danish speakers in Southern Schleswig, the part of Germany bordering Denmark, where it is actually an officially recognized territorial code, only as German is north of the edge. Additionally, Danish is regarded as the official languages of the European Union and among the functioning languages of the Nordic Council. Under the Nordic Language Convention, residents of the Nordic nations talking Danish have the chance to utilize their native code when interacting with official bodies in different Nordic nations without being liable to any interpretation or translation fees.

There is not any law stipulating an official code for Denmark, creating Danish the de facto code just. The Code of Civil Procedure does, though, lay down Danish as the code of the courts. Since 1997 public authorities have been obliged to observe the official spelling through the Orthography Law.


Standard Danish (rigsdansk) is the code based on dialects spoken in and around the capital of Copenhagen. Unlike Swedish and Norwegian, Danish refuses to have multiple territorial speech norm. More than 25% of all Danish speakers reside in the metropolitan region and many government agencies, organizations and main companies keep their principal offices in Copenhagen, anything that has resulted in a quite homogeneous nationwide speech norm. On the other hand, though Oslo (Norway) and Stockholm (Sweden) are very dominant in terms of speech practices, cities like Bergen, Gothenburg and the Malmö-Lund area are big and influential enough to create secondary territorial norms, creating the standard code more different than is the case with Danish. The general agreement is the fact that Standard Danish is based on a shape of Copenhagen dialect, but the certain norm is, as with many code norms, difficult to pinpoint for both laypeople and scholars. Historically Standard Danish appeared as a compromise amongst the dialect of Zealand and Scania. The initially levels of it may be enjoyed in east Danish provincial law texts like Skånske Lov, simply as we will know west Danish in regulations within the same ages in Jyske Lov.

Despite the relative cultural monopoly of the capital and the centralised government, the divided geography of the nation enabled distinct rural dialects to thrive during the decades. Such "genuine" dialects were formerly spoken by a big majority of the population, but have declined much since the 1960s. They nevertheless exist in communities out found on the countryside, but many speakers in these regions usually speak a regionalized shape of Standard Danish, when talking with 1 who speaks to them in that same standard. Usually an adaptation of the surrounding dialect to rigsdansk is spoken, though code-switching amongst the standard-like norm along with a distinct dialect is usual.
The distribution of 1, 2, and 3 grammatical genders in Danish dialects. In Zealand the transition from 3 to 2 genders has occurred very newly. West of the red line the definite post goes before the term as in English or German; east of the line it takes the shape of the suffix.
The distribution of 1, 2, and 3 grammatical genders in Danish dialects. In Zealand the transition from 3 to 2 genders has occurred very newly. West of the red line the definite post goes before the term as in English or German; east of the line it takes the shape of the suffix.

Danish is divided into 3 distinct dialect groups:

* Eastern Danish (østdansk), including the Bornholm, Scanian and Halland dialects
* Island Danish (ømål or ødansk), including dialects of Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster, and Møn
* Jutlandic (jysk), further divided in North, East, West and South Jutlandic

Historically, Eastern Danish involves what exactly is sometimes considered Southern Swedish dialects. The background for this lies in the reduction of the initially Danish provinces Blekinge, Halland and Scania to Sweden in 1658. The island Bornholm in the Baltic moreover belongs for this group, but stayed Danish. A limited decades ago, the classical dialects spoken in the southern Swedish provinces may nevertheless be argued to be more Eastern Danish than Swedish, being synonymous to the dialect of Bornholm. Today influx of Standard Swedish vocabulary has usually meant that Scanian and Bornholmish are closer to the contemporary nationwide practices than to each other[citation needed]. The Bornholm dialect has additionally maintained for this day countless historic attributes, like a distinction between 3 grammatical genders, which the central Island Danish dialects gave up during the 20th Century. Standard Danish has 2 genders, and Western Jutlandic just 1, synonymous to English.

Today, Standard Danish is many synonymous to the Island Danish dialect group.

Sound system

The sound program of Danish is in various techniques distinctive among the world's languages. It is very prone to considerable reduction and assimilation of both consonants and vowels even in quite formal standard code. A uncommon feature is the presence of the prosodic feature called stød in Danish (lit. "push; thrust"). This really is a shape of laryngealization or creaky voice, just sometimes realized as a full glottal stop (particularly in emphatic pronunciation). It is truly the only distinguishing feature between certain words, therefore creating minimal pairs (e.g. bønder "peasants" with stød vs. bønner "beans" without). The distribution of stød in the lexicon is clearly associated to the distribution of the popular Scandinavian tonal word accents found in many dialects of Norwegian and Swedish, including the nationwide standard languages. Many linguists now believe that stød is a development of the term accents, instead of the alternative method round[citation needed]. Some have theorized it appeared within the overwhelming influence of Low German in medieval instances, having flattened the initially Nordic melodic highlight, but stød is missing in many southern Danish dialects where Low German impact would have been the largest. Stød usually happens in words that have "accent 1" in Swedish and Norwegian and which were monosyllabic in Old Norse, while no-stød happens in words that have "accent 2" in Swedish and Norwegian and that have been polysyllabic in Old Norse.

Unlike the neighboring Continental Scandinavian languages, the prosody of Danish refuses to have phonemic pitch. Stress is phonemic and differentiates words including billigst ['bilist] "cheapest" and bilist [bi'list] "car driver".


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