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||Æ æ||bat|
|H h||hat||R r||round||Ø ø||hurt|
|I i||see||S s||south||Å å||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.
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.
Most of the information provided on this page was taken from an excellent website: http://home.online.no/~otjoerge/files/word.htm