A Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary of Modern Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) with a Historical and Grammatical Introduction
Publication Year: 1974
For more than forty years, the Haugen Norwegian–English Dictionary has been regarded as the foremost resource for both learners and professionals using English and Norwegian. With more than 60,000 entries, it is esteemed for its breadth, its copious grammatical detail, and its rich idiomatic examples. In his introduction, Einar Haugen, a revered scholar and teacher of Norwegian to English speakers, provides a concise overview of the history of the language, presents the pronunciation of contemporary Norwegian, and introduces basic grammatical structures, including the inflection of nouns and adjectives and the declension of verbs.
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
Series: The Brittingham Prize in Poetry
Table of Norwegian Phonemes and their Approximate English Equivalents
Title page and Copyright
Table of Contents
Staff, Norwegian-English Dictionary
The present work is intended primarily as a tool for the learning of Norwegian by American students. For advanced students it will serve also as an introduction to a scientific . . .
1. Instructions to the User
The reader is advised to study this section carefully so that he may derive maximum benefit from the use of the Dictionary. Each dictionary entry . . . . . .
2. Historical Background of Norwegian
2.1 What is Norwegian ? In our day any dictionary that presents itself as "Norwegian" must begin by answering this question, which is not as easy as one might expect. Within Norway there . . .
3 A Guide to Pronunciation
3.1 Standards of Pronunciation. There is no official or private organization that attempts to dictate standards of pronunciation in Norway. Nevertheless there is considerable agreement, at . . .