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    Important!  The Havemal and good ethics require men to...

    The Havemal and good ethics require men to respect women and behave as gentlemen at all times.
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    I would say that people in Småland, Sweden feel...

    I would say that people in Småland, Sweden feel close affinity with the Danes, Norwegians, Icelanders, Faroese and Finland Swedish people. Next, we think of ourselves as "Nordbor", people who live...
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    It will be interesting to hear from Icelandic...

    It will be interesting to hear from Icelandic members. My own feeling is that the Icelanders much preferred the allies to the nazis. Just look at the nazi crimes in Norway, especially. Most...
  4. The Swede was gregarious?

    I am surprised that the Swede said anything because I did not read in the story that anyone had introduced themselves properly.
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    Poll! Swedish for me!

    My favorite language is Swedish, though American English is my first language. I like the tone sensitive and very clear way that Swedish is spoken. If you read Moberg, Lindgren, Fogelstrom or any...
  6. Germanic Languages

    Frisian is probably the Germanic language that has the most in common with English, but I know very little about it.

    If you learn a Scandinavian language, start first with Norwegian or Swedish if...
  7. The Scandinavian Swastika

    is different from the swastika used by the third reich and has little to do with the way the Scandinavians viewed it. The Scandinavian swastika was more rounded and symbolized the turning of the...
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    Important!  Currently Reading:

    Isak Dinesen: Syv Fantastiske Fortellinger - entertaining stories from Denmark set in the 1800's

    Kjell Westo: Där vi en gång gått - novel about the Finnish civil war as it was experienced in...
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    Gothland

    It is understandable that the people of Southern Sweden, often called Gothland, were not interested in taking sides in wars between Denmark and Sweden. The people of Småland, Blekinge, Halland,...
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