Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:17 UTC
Google While I sometimes see Dutch as an endangered language, reality is that with nearly 30 million speakers worldwide, we're actually doing pretty well. Sadly, this can't be said for the 3000 truly endangered languages of the world - nearly half of the world's total number of languages is on the verge of extinction, and with it, large amounts of human culture are in danger of disappearing forever. In collaboration with several universities and language institutions, Google has launched the Endangered Languages Project to document these languages - textually, visually, and auditorially.
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Koselig?
by Temcat on Thu 21st Jun 2012 13:38 UTC
Temcat
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2005-10-18

Do you by chance know if Norwegian "koselig" is generally close in meaning to "gezellig"?

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RE: Koselig?
by dylansmrjones on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 03:23 in reply to "Koselig?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Since the meaning of 'koselig' is quite close to Danish 'hyggelig' and the Danish word is quite close to 'gezelligheid' it seems rather likely. But as far as I can understand it is not a 1:1:1 relationship. They kinda fit, but not quite. Almost translatable, but not quite.

I also don't know how to translate "cringe" from English to Danish, "krympe" perhaps, but it is not quite 1:1.

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