> this is europe
What do you you?
My Europe is objectively better
That's the Germany of the 21st century, names that mean nothing for a people that mean nothing. You can thank me when your country becomes a glorious refugee Republic under the glorious Merklereich.
Helsinki is pretty culturally enriched like most European capitals, but also the most pleasant looking and largest out of all the finnish towns
atm it's -20c and going to get colder apparently
I'm conflicted. On one hand, we finally have some of our rightful clay back. On the other hand, the only city worse then Amsterdam is the capital, and we are named fucking Holland.
No, it's mostly a misunderstood meme, mostly because Danes like to push it. They are relatively similar in our written language, so I can read danish and understand it just fine, but I don't understand shit when it's spoken. I understand icelandic better even. Our written language was influenced by their written language, but even that's not the same.
If I talk to a Swede it's a lot more similar, and I can understand them easily.
I remember reading about Norwegian on wikipedia and it said that the Norwegians got their literary language from the Danes when Norway was in union with Denmark. I've had it in my head since that official Norwegian and official Danish are the same language, and Swedish comes from a different literary tradition from either of them.
I know that common spoken Norwegian is its own language, but isn't their written language and official "high-Norwegian" dialect the same as Danish?
Yes we got our literary language from the Danes, and it was Danish back then. But nobody spoke Danish, except some christiania nobles and rich people there, and it was mostly just borrowed words and stuff, and some think it influenced their dialect a bit. And then after the union, our literary language was changed to be more Norwegian. (and later we created another written language too, but that's a different story, and irrelevant). Even if not the same, our written language is still a lot similar to Danish, but not the same. You have to remember that our languages were similar always, so they would always look alike anyway if written down, just as Swedish and Norwegian does (not as similar though).
If there had to be a common Scandinavian language every Scandinavian was taught for clarity and literary heritage, would it be Danish or Swedish?
Norwegian, Icelandic and old Norse are out because they have weaker literary traditions.
I mean literature; great writers, plays, legal texts, technical documents [sciences, crafts, law], music. Like there's been a lot of stuff written in that language so it becomes more important that something more provincial. Scots os very similar to English but it was only really spoken by Scottish hill people, so it has no real literay tradition. They don't have Shakespeare, the magna carta or the decleration of independence, or the countless published books since the printing press, or the great repository of scientific and technical writings; those were all written in English.
Well, ok if that's what you mean then naturally more books have been written in Swedish than Danish, and more Danish books have been written than Norwegian, and more books in Norwegian than Icelandic. You can basically just go after the highest population, which is Swedish.
from sea to shining mountainous-choke-points.
I wish,it's perfect
>give the hungarian minority a mini country
>close borders on all sides
>let them die off in poverty
>you now have a hungarian free country
If only we could do the same with gypsies