Sognamål dialect

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Sognamål (literally "Sogn language") is a Western Norwegian dialect which is spoken in the area of Sogn. One of the most prominent features of Sognamål is the pronunciation "ao" instead of "å" in many words, similar to how the letter "á" is pronounced in Modern Icelandic. The folk/black metal band Windir from Sogndal used the Sognamål dialect in their lyrics.

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Icelandic Sognamål Nynorsk Bokmål English
cf. ambátt [ambaott] (handmaid) ambå verktøy verktøy tools, equipment
cf. áklæði [aoklaidhi] aokle åkle teppe lap robe, a blanket
cf. betla (to beg) betla klaga klage to whine
brennesot halsbrann halsbrann heartburn
dós [dous] daose dåse dåse a small box
dilla [didla] didla (hondn didla pao rompao) vifta, dilla vifte oscillate or as in, the dog wags its tail
dikkedarie without further ado
ein laot ein låt en låt musical piece or song
fiðrildi fivreld sommarfugl, fivreld sommerfugl a butterfly
hjólbara hjulebåra trillebår trillebår wheelbarrow
cf. illur [idlur] iddle ill, vond vond As in it hurts, e.g. iddle fing; the finger hurts
igraol ein grådig person en grådig person a greedy person
í gær aftan [Í gjair aftan] jaftes i går kveld i går kveld yesterday evening
í gær [í gjair] jaor i går i går yesterday
cf. hérna [hjerdna] jedna kanskje kanskje perhaps
hvar? kest? kvar? hvor? where?
læmingi lomhond lemen, lomhund lemen, lomhund a lemming
nossa seg nossa seg, kosa seg kose seg have an enjoyable time
rua rue kudritt cow droppings
skemill [skemidl] skammedl skammel skammel a short bench
skompa skumpa skumpe as a shove/pushing
spøt spøt strikketøy knitting
stikkedaose fyrstikkøskje fyrstikkeske matchbox
íkorni [íkordni] ikådn ekorn ekorn (literally "tree bear"); squirrel
trebolar calluses
treneve treneve fommel about someone unable to work proper with his hands
þrútinn [thrútinn] tråten opphovna opphovnet swollen
haorbådlajakedl
lakabodl a scrotum that has been left to stew in some kind of salty liquid, profanity
mokkok A cellar used to store fertilizer
viskustykki bidnetvåga tvoge, oppvaskklut oppvaskklut a small rag commonly used in the kitchen