The Passive Voice in Written and Spoken Scandinavian

The Passive Voice in Written and Spoken Scandinavian
Author: Anu Laanemets
Number of pages: 30
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 280 KB

This article deals with the use of the passive voice in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. The three mainland Scandinavian languages are very similar and with only minor effort mutually comprehensible. Hence, one frequently experiences Scandinavians using their own respective languages when communicating with other
Scandinavians. The three languages have developed out of a common Scandinavian protolanguage (Norse), closely resembling the present-day Icelandic. However, while the similarities among these languages are apparent, significant differences exist within the lexicon, syntax and pronunciation.

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