Similarities Between Dutch and Danish


ander – andre – anderen – other
speler – spiller – Spieler – player
samen – sammen – zusammen – together
betalen – betale – bezahlen – to pay
stem – stemme – Stimme – voice
hoesten – hoste – Husten – cough
tellen – tælle – zählen – count
minst – mindst – mindestens – least
kijken – kigge/se – siehe – see
kennen – kende – kennen – know
hond – hund – Hund – dog
trap – trappe – Treppe – stairs

Thanks to wodanseye@Wodanseye·

A great example of how related Germanic people really are.

I like to mention, that Danish ladies are normally not that “dark”.

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  1. muunyayo · July 28

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  2. Saxo Digressus · July 28

    Do you ever listen to anything in Old Norse? There’s some songs I have in ON, always sends a shiver down the spine. Also, the band Heidevolk sings in Dutch. They sing about Heathen Gods, revolt against Rome among other things.

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    • Viking Life Blog · July 28

      No not really, I haven’t thought of that.
      Do you like to share a song or two?

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      • Saxo Digressus · July 28

        Yup. I’ll get you links later. Wodsn Heerst, Krigsvolk are good. Vulgaris Magistralis … But I’ll think of more after work. I’ve been going through all my old Folk, Neofolk and Folk Metal CDs. As to Old Norse, Faun does a few… I really like their song “Egil.”

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      • Viking Life Blog · July 28

        I enjoyed Heidevolk – Wodan Heerst and Vulgaris Magistralis. I remember, that you have shared Heidevolk before.

        I found this:

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      • Saxo Digressus · July 28

        That’s good stuff, calming.

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      • Saxo Digressus · July 28

        Oh, hey, as I’m archiving old CDs – Sorten Muld “2 Sisters,” and Annbjørg Lien “Loki” are good. From the NorthSide records compilation “Nordic Roots 2.” Den File “den Blå Slåtten” is good too, on Nordic Roots 1.

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      • Viking Life Blog · July 29

        Thank you, I will check it out!

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      • Viking Life Blog · July 29

        I have listen to two videos of Sorten Muld “2 Sisters,”. It sounds okay, very mordern. But a little “muddy”, it’s hard for me to hear what she sings, other than Danish.

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      • Saxo Digressus · July 29

        Me too. I don’t normally do techno. I just liked the one song.

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      • Viking Life Blog · July 29

        I don’t understand Annbjørg Lien “Loki”, a little too much screaming for my taste.

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