Danish Made Nice Easy

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Page 5 - All the words and phrases are written in a spelling which you read like English. Each letter or combination of letters is used for the sound it usually stands for in English and it always stands for that sound. Thus, oo is always pronounced as it is in too, boot, tooth, roost, never as anything else. Say these words and then pronounce the vowel sound by itself. That is the sound you must use every time you see oo in the Pronunciation column.
Page 5 - ... misunderstood. Syllables that are accented, that is, pronounced louder than others, are written in capital letters.
Page x - Sweden were lost in 1658, and Norway was transferred from the Danish to the Swedish crown in 1814, following the defeat of Napoleon, with whom Denmark was allied. The Danish liberal movement gained momentum in the 1830s, and in 1849 Denmark became a constitutional monarchy.
Page x - Allied forces in May 1945. Denmark became a charter member of the United Nations and was one of the original signers of the North Atlantic Treaty.
Page x - Danish liberal movement gained momentum in the 1830's, and in 1849 Denmark became a constitutional monarchy. After the war against Prussia and Austria in 1864, Denmark was forced to cede Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia and adopt a policy of neutrality. In the latter part of the 19th century Denmark inaugurated important social reforms laying the basis for the present welfare state. Denmark maintained its neutrality in World War I. Despite a declaration of neutrality at the beginning of World War II,...
Page ix - ... through the university level. The Lutheran Church is the established church in Denmark. It is supported by the state and accounts for approximately 97 percent of religious affiliation. Religious freedom exists, and there are several other denominations. HISTORY During the Viking period (9th-l 1th centuries), Denmark was a great power based on the Jutland Peninsula, the island of Zealand, and the southern part of what is now Sweden. In the early llth century, King Canute united Denmark and England,...
Page ix - ... several other denominations. HISTORY During the Viking period (9th-l 1th centuries), Denmark was a great power based on the Jutland Peninsula, the island of Zealand, and the southern part of what is now Sweden. In the early llth century, King Canute united Denmark and England, a union which lasted almost 30 years. Viking raids brought Denmark into contact with Christianity, and, in the 12th century, crown and church influence increased. By the latter part of the 13th century royal power had waned,...
Page ix - ... gross national product and approximately 7% of the national budget. Denmark has universal male conscription with an obligation of 9 months active service and 6 years reserve service. Ethnically, the Danes are a homogenous people of the GothoGermanic group which has inhabited Denmark since prehistoric times, Danish is the principal language. A small German-speaking minority lives in southern Jutland; and Eskimo dialect is spoken in Greenland; and Faeroese is used in the Faeroe Islands. Education...

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