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in Arts & Humanities by
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.

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No difference, all sounds same to me!
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I can hear differences, but I can't tell you what they mean. Stresses on vowels or consonants, "extending" certain sounds, etc.
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I seem to detect certain inflections.....

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Lol !
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Swedes sing, Norwegians growl and Danes are somewhere in between. :-)
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Haha, Danes just makes funny nasal sounds
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:-)
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Using only the speaker in my laptop I couldn't detect any differences. The problem may be that only one man was doing the speaking and, I suspect, that his voice may be as expressionless as his face. He has a very rigid presentation style.
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Here is another video with all the Nordic languages, a multilanguage video. the one who speaks in the video is Swedish so he might have a slightly Swedish accent when he speak the other languages.
 
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Interesting, but I think you'd need at least a fundamental understanding of the languages to spot the difference.
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I haven't heard much Danish.

I can tell Swedish and Norwegian apart okay.

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Well, that is really hard to say, and the flags have been very helpful to know which language was on - lol; the accent of the speaker is always the same, even in Finnish, as it is the same with the same accent for all the languages (remarkably fluent in all 5 languages, considering the many tongue twisting words); only the words differ, but he speaks far too quickly (I "caught" words like hey, hi, hallå, (hello), takk/tack/tak (thank you) and welcome (velkommen, välkomna, ...), and something like "official", several country names like Slovakia, Spania (Spain), some names from politics, etc., as for Finnish, I could only recognise some specific Finnish vowels, several names and "catch" words like hei (hi) and kiitos (thank you).

Frankly, I couldn't determine which was Norwegian (Bokmål or Nyorsk?), Icelandic, Danish or Swedish; if the flags had not been shown; only Finnish, was, partly, recognisable.

Lol.

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