The féringien ( Føroyskt mál , in féringien) or Faroese is a Langue pertaining to the group of the Germanic Langues of the family of the Indo-European Langues. He is spoken in the Faroe Islands. A little less than 80.000 speakers speak féringien.
The name of the language is distinguished from the usual Gentilé, Féroïen (S) , which designates the inhabitants, whatever their language.
PronunciationBecause of a very different pronunciation, the speakers Icelandic and féringiens can be included/understood with difficulty.
For more information, to see the detailed article .
History of the languageThe Faroe Islands, possession Norwegian then Danish, do not have a written tradition other only two runic inscriptions and a letter dated from 13th or 14th century.
At the 19th century, one will seek to put the oral tradition in writing, from where the installation of a creative process of a written language féringienne which is not without pointing out the process of re-creation of a purely Norwegian written language (the Landsmål).
In the beginning of the year 1840, the Danish linguist Niels Matthias Petersen publishes an article entitled “In connection with the language féringienne”, in which he explains why a written language féringienne could be built starting from the Vieux norrois and of the oral language.
Beats-smg: Farėru kalba Simple: Faroese language
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