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The Norwegian Alphabet 

 In Norwegian, the letter on the left is pronounced  like the highlighted letter(s) in the words on the right.

 A a  father  K k  kite  U u  balloon
 B b  better  L l  life  V v  very
 C c  center  M m  more  W w  vine
 D d  debt  N n  not  X x  x-ray
 E e  entry  O o  school  Y y

pucker up and say "ee"

 F f  fine  P p  part  Z z  some
 G g  get  Q q  quick    bat
 H h  hat  R r  round     hurt
 I i  see  S s  south     saw
 J j  yes  T t  time    

 

How to make those unfamiliar Norwegian letters on your computer keyboard

Hold down the "Alt" key while keying the numerical sequence listed for each of the letters below.  When you release the "Alt" key, the letter will appear.

    0198     0230
     0216      0248
     0197      0229
 

 

Spelling variations

Norwegian as a language has changed quite a bit in the last century. The following are the most common spelling variations you may encounter in your research. When searching for information, try checking alternative spellings of farm or 'people' names based on these variations.

 

aa

gj

 j

j

hj      i

k

c     ch     g     q

kj

tj

 ks 

x

 ll 

ld

nn

nd 

p

b

 v  

f     u     w

 

ae     e 

oe

 Examples:
   
gjrler also spelled girler    mann also spelled mand    kvinne also spelled quinde

 

Most of the information provided on this page was taken from an excellent website: http://home.online.no/~otjoerge/files/word.htm

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