mmegaera (mmegaera) wrote in little_details,

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anyone out there speak Norwegian?

I need help coming up with a couple of phrases.

First, the setting is the Klondike Gold Rush, on the trail north from Dyea to the Chilkoot Pass, early winter, 1897. The speaker is an 18-year-old second-generation Norwegian-American, who grew up in a logging camp (which I hope will give her a broader vocabulary than might have been expected of a nice girl in her time and place) in western Washington state. She grew up basically bilingual, speaking Norwegian at home and English out in the world.

I need a nice set of cursewords for her to use when a tent falls on her, and something nasty for her to call the gentleman whose fault that was.


Also, I would be grateful for more tips on speech tics a native Norwegian speaker would have when speaking in English that won't make her sound like a cliché or distract the reader. I've had some already, but anything else would be useful.

Tags: ~languages: norwegian
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