Faroese leid

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Pronunciation IPA: [ˈføːɹɪst]]
Native tae Faroe Islands, Denmark
Native speakers
aroond 70,000-75,000
Laitin (Faroese alphabet)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Faroe Islands
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit bi Faroese Leid Board
Føroyska málnevndin
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 fo
ISO 639-2 fao
ISO 639-3 fao
Linguasphere 52-AAA-ab
KB Faroese.svg

Faroese[1] (føroyskt, pronoonced [ˈføːɹɪst] or [ˈføːɹɪʂt]), is an Insular Nordic leid spoken bi 48,000 fowk in the Faroe Islands an aboot 25,000 Faroese in Denmark an elsewhaur. It is ane o fower leids descendit frae the Auld Wast Norse leid spoken in the Middle Ages, the ithers being Icelandic, Norse an the extinct Norn, which is thought to hae been mutually intelligible wi Faroese. Faroese an Icelandic, its closest extant relative, are no mutually intelligible in speech, but the written leids resemble each ither quite closely.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. While the spelling Faeroese is an aa seen, Faroese is the spellin uised in grammars, textbuiks, scientific airticles an dictionaries atween Faroese an Inglis.
  2. Language and nationalism in Europe, p. 106, Stephen Barbour, Cathie Carmichael, Oxford University Press, 2000