Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Feeling about languages

Isn't it interesting how our experiences of things not too connected to languages, influence how we feel about the languages?

I fell in love with a Norwegian guy. I wanted to learn Norwegian. I even developed a Norwegian accent. :-D

He made it clear that he doesn't want to know about me. Now the mere Norwegian accent irks me. Seeing text in Norwegian makes my upper lip curl. Right now I detest Norwegian and Swedish, and practically the whole North European Germanic language group, except Danish, and I'm not too sure about that either.

But this "adventure" enriched my language with a couple of words. Rumpetroll og rasshøl. And I do pronounce them with Norwegian accent.