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BircFs-Eye View of Teutonic Grammar   281

The survival of gender is less troublesome than it would otherwise
be because most nouns belong to the non-neuter (common) class The
neuter class includes substances, trees, fruits, young animals, including
barn (child), counties, continents, and all abstract nouns which end in

ie unidlertid blev

*es at rederne fant det

, nyttes!0st a fortsette sa lenge de nor-

1ske iraskiiiister stod

Mange med i biblio-
tekm0tet p§ Rjukan.

BJUKAN,  8   aujgust.
<AP) Norsk Bibliotekforemng holder i
disse dager sitt Srsm0te pi Kjukan Eju-
kan  offentlige bibhotek  feirer samtidig
sitt 25iars jubleum.  Arsm0tet har fatt
en usedvanlig stor tilsluimng, idet ikke
nundre   enn   120  bibliotekfolk  fra   hele
landet deltar  S0ndag var det Spent fore-
draff0*         i   Folkets   hus,   hvor Johan
mckel ]r   talte om «Pubh-

med  til rappoiter  og

FIG   32—CUTTING FROM A NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPER SHOWING THE SCAN-
DINAVIAN VOWEL SYMBOLS 0 AND d
-ande or -ende Besides these there is a compact group of common
words shown on page 282
The Scandinavian negative particle is quite unlike the Enghsh-
Dutch-German not-niet-nicht In Danish and Norwegian it is ikke, of
which the literary Swedish equivalent (used only in books) is tcke In
conversanon or correspondence Swedes use inte, e g jag skall inte se
honom = I shall not see him =jeg skal ikke se ham
There is a much greater gap between the written and spoken language
of Sweden than of Denmark andjnodern Norway Many flexions which