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  •  Er du fars navn Yon Yonsen? n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:00:18 PM PST

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    •  Good try (1+ / 0-)
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      Er din fars navn...   :)

      Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

      by ask on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:41:18 AM PST

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      •  :-) Thank you!!! (0+ / 0-)

        I haven't done much with modern Norwegian since the two years I took in the early '80s, so I forgot much through lack of practice.

        Dano-Norsk... I see almost every day when I'm doing genealogy research all over Norway.  I'm occasionally surprising myself by answering people on the Norway genealogy list with correct translations and transcriptions.  Only simple things, of course, but it was nice to get a thumb's up from one of the women in Norway who is a linguist a few months ago for some simple translation I did for another person who was a newbie.

        I used Google Translate on this one and it didn't correct me, so I went with that.

        I knew er, fars, and navn were correct and hopefully in the correct order.

        Totally unrelated, but have you been keeping track of the Eurovision contestants?  I saw a couple of the semi-finals in Norway on NRK's web site, missed another one and the final, so found the name of the winner on the Eurovision site.  I've saved some of the various winners for some countries on their YouTube videos.  So far no one stands out in particular for me, but I'm waiting for Eurovision to put up all the videos of all the performers so I can compare them better.  Sorry, I don't particularly care for the song that Norway's contestant did this year; the lyrics leave much to be desired (for what I can hear of them over the background "music").  Maybe it was the sound mixer, but the instrumentation at the beginning made my left eardrum rattle, and that's always painful.  I'm not fond of electric/steel guitars or 'black metal' sounds anyway.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:09:55 PM PST

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        •  I think (1+ / 0-)
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          it is well done especially after 30 years since classes.

          Pronouns can be tricky, but you had the word order correctly.

          Eurovision - no, I have no interest. Way too much hype and not the kind of music that interests me. There was a young Norwegian that won a few years ago and the song was unavoidable for some time. BTW, I'm headed for Norway next Saturday and will stay there some weeks.

          Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

          by ask on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 06:33:17 AM PST

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          •  :-) Yes, that was Alexander Rybak :-) (1+ / 0-)
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            If I'd have been 40 years younger, I would have had a crush on him like I had for The Beatles (specifically, "the cute one" - Paul).  Rybak has the kind of music I like, and when I found out about the Hallingdanse done by Frikar in the background, I just had to learn more about it.  (In grade school and high school I always participated in the plays and chorus and other shows.  My hobby for a few years was participating in community and summer theatre, so I try to ignore the hype and appreciate the acts I like.)  Frikar performers are very talented and very agile.  Someone on the Norway genealogy list let us know that Rybak had won with the most points ever in the history of Eurovision - and that's when I became a Rybak and Eurovision fan - I was already a fan of ABBA and of Riverdance (both are in my private media library; I love Celtic music, in particular, but also other music that has old traditions and folk traditions).

            Then I discovered Eurovision was all online, so the following year I watched the live performances for the semi-finals and final from the new arena in Oslo on both the Eurovision site (until it crashed) and then on NRK.  The act that should have won was the duo from Romania; they came in third.  That little German girl who won by singing really bad English lyrics with a horrible Australian accent made me ill.  By comparison the dark metal group from Finland was garish and she seemed almost normal, but I still didn't like her song or her act.

            BTW, the mayor of Minneapolis, MN is named R.T. Rybak.  It wouldn't surprise me if he had roots several generations ago in the same place as Alexander Rybak.  Minnesota has a huge population of descendants of Norwegian immigrants.

            Have a great time in Norway!  [Wish I could be going with you!]  I have ancestors from the Nord-Trøndelag and Bergen (the latter by way of Denmark for half of the couple; the woman from Bergen married a Danish matros).  I love, love, love the scenery in Norway!

            I recently got hooked on the first two episodes of Viking on History Channel.  I can barely wait for it to get to the rest of the episodes.  There will be nine episodes by the time it gets done.  The modern "music" is out of place (they should have used lurs or lute or bukkehorn plus drums or something more in line with instruments used in the Viking age and earlier), and since ancient sources remark on the fact the Vikings washed their faces every morning, took a bath once a week, and always carried a change of clothes, the make-up featuring dirty hands and faces is out of place..., but the historical fiction story isn't bad and a couple of the actors are really good.

            I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

            by NonnyO on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 02:01:28 PM PST

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