Identify a Language with Just a Few Clues (The Week)

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How can you tell the difference between a Norwegian and Danish newspaper? Both newspapers might use ø in their sentences, but “Danish sometimes uses aa (as in Kierkegaard) instead of å,” writes James Harbeck in The Week.

Harbeck, a linguistics expert, explains how knowing a single character or two can  tip you off to the respective language.

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