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Welcome to “The Foreigner”. Welcome to the “The Foreigner”; an English-language publication for those who wish to be better informed as to what’s going on, without having to learn Norwegian. “The Foreigner” is published three times-a-week. Each edition contains a glimpse of local and national news, with an entertainment guide for the week ahead included on Fridays, and a quirky column on Wednesdays. A resource section for those new to the district is coming soon. “The Foreigner” is also an interactive publication, so please feel free to write in with your comments, suggestions, and events; you may have to endure prompt replies. Additional bonus content will appear as the site evolves.BeginningsIt all started at 1:32 p.m. on 28 November in the park just outside Stavanger’s concert hall. The weather was matter-of-fact. The four-hour long council meeting had just ended with an agreement to preserve the democratic process, and decide nothing. The bitter-tasting coffee had long since left my taste buds. It was the weekend, thank goodness. Time for autonomy.The language Norwegian (Bokmål) is not a language that tends to trip off the tongue. Firstly, it’s full of consonants. To converse in it, you must get the pronouns, genders and, quite often, perform gymnastics with your tongue that would make any steroid-enhanced Russian proud, in an effort to get the pronunciation right. The letters “æ”, “ø” and “å” are just some examples. Secondly, if you think that a word that resembles an English one means the same thing in Norwegian, tread with care. You could be right, but watch out for the “linguistic landmines”. “Pupp” doesn’t mean what you think it does. “The Foreigner”: published by one.

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Welcome to “The Foreigner”

Published on Friday, 20th February, 2009 at 17:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th March 2009 at 17:19.

Welcome to the “The Foreigner”; an English-language publication for those who wish to be better informed as to what’s going on, without having to learn Norwegian.

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“The Foreigner” is published three times-a-week. Each edition contains a glimpse of local and national news, with an entertainment guide for the week ahead included on Fridays, and a quirky column on Wednesdays. A resource section for those new to the district is coming soon. “The Foreigner” is also an interactive publication, so please feel free to write in with your comments, suggestions, and events; you may have to endure prompt replies. Additional bonus content will appear as the site evolves.

Beginnings

It all started at 1:32 p.m. on 28 November in the park just outside Stavanger’s concert hall. The weather was matter-of-fact. The four-hour long council meeting had just ended with an agreement to preserve the democratic process, and decide nothing. The bitter-tasting coffee had long since left my taste buds. It was the weekend, thank goodness. Time for autonomy.

The language

Norwegian (Bokmål) is not a language that tends to trip off the tongue. Firstly, it’s full of consonants. To converse in it, you must get the pronouns, genders and, quite often, perform gymnastics with your tongue that would make any steroid-enhanced Russian proud, in an effort to get the pronunciation right. The letters “æ”, “ø” and “å” are just some examples. Secondly, if you think that a word that resembles an English one means the same thing in Norwegian, tread with care. You could be right, but watch out for the “linguistic landmines”. “Pupp” doesn’t mean what you think it does.

 “The Foreigner”: published by one.

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Published on Friday, 20th February, 2009 at 17:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th March 2009 at 17:19.

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