An Introduction to the Norwegian AE OE AA!

Did you know my alphabet has got 29 letters? Well, if you didn’t here’s an introduction:

I have tried to teach Simon Norwegian for so long, and he is slowly getting better at it. One thing I had to teach him was the extra letters we have, that nobody else has. (Well, it’s not completely right, Sweden and Denmark also have some.)

You see, our alphabet has 29 letters, compared to the 26 in the English one. We have AE OE AA.

How do you pronounce these letters, though, you might say? Don’t worry, I will tell you. Maybe you, too, are someone who is learning the Norwegian language. This is my guide.

AA – this is the last letter of our alphabet. It is essentially an A with a circle over it. A circle, never a dot (believe me, primary school teachers have said this a million times – it’s a CIRCLE.). The way it is pronounced, is like the O in HORSE and BORED and like the OU sound in FOUR. If the letter is used in an English written piece, it will be written as two a’s – Aa. (Melodies middle name is Aase, pronounced with the AA in front.)

  
Some words that have this letter:

AAr – means year.

LAAve – barn

TAAre – tear (when you cry)

OE – this is the second last letter of our alphabet. It is an O with a line straight across it. The way it is pronounced, is like the U in BURN, the I in FIRST and the E in PERSON. If the letter is used in an English written piece, it will be written as Oe.

  
Some words that have this letter:

OEve – practice

OEks – axe

OErn – eagle

AE – this is the third last letter of our alphabet. It is an A and an E merged together. The way is is pronounced, is like the A in APPLE, AFRICA and MAX. If the letter is used in an English written piece, it will be written as Ae.

  
Some words that have this letter:

AEre – honour

BAEre – carry

KjAEre – dear

There you have it, our three extra vowels – our alphabet is awesome.

If you’re in any doubt, watch this video

Xxx,

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