There are also minor Danish-speaking communities in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their home language. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, until the 16th century, Danish was a continuum of dialects spoken from Schleswig to Scania with no standard variety or spelling conventions. With the Protestant Reformation and the introduction of printing, a language was developed which was based on the educated Copenhagen dialect. It spread through use in the system and administration though German. Today, traditional Danish dialects have all but disappeared, though there are variants of the standard language. The main differences in language are between generations, with youth language being particularly innovative, Danish has a very large vowel inventory comprising 27 phonemically distinctive vowels, and its prosody is characterized by the distinctive phenomenon stød, a kind of laryngeal phonation type. The grammar is moderately inflective with strong and weak conjugations and inflections, nouns and demonstrative pronouns distinguish common and neutral gender. As in English, Danish only has remnants of a case system, particularly in the pronouns. Its syntax is V2, with the verb always occupying the second slot in the sentence. Danish is a Germanic language of the North Germanic branch, other names for this group are the Nordic or Scandinavian languages. Along with Swedish, Danish descends from the Eastern dialects of the Old Norse language, Scandinavian languages are often considered a dialect continuum, where there are no sharp dividing lines between the different vernacular languages. Like Norwegian and Swedish, Danish was significantly influenced by Low German in the Middle Ages, Danish itself can be divided into three main dialect areas, West Danish, Insular Danish, and East Danish. Danish is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Swedish, both Swedes and Danes also understand Norwegian better than they understand each others languages. By the 8th century, the common Germanic language of Scandinavia, Proto-Norse, had some changes. This language was called the Danish tongue, or Norse language. Norse was written in the alphabet, first with the elder futhark. From the 7th century the common Norse language began to undergo changes that did not spread to all of Scandinavia, most of the changes separating East Norse from West Norse started as innovations in Denmark, that spread through Scania into Sweden and by maritime contact to southern Norway
...Baby One More Time (album)
. Baby One More Time is the debut studio album by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was released on January 12,1999, by JIVE Records, Rudolph decided to pitch her to record labels, sending them a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton. JIVE was interested and appointed the singer to work with producer Eric Foster White, after hearing the recorded material, JIVE signed Spears to a multi-album deal. Spears traveled to Sweden to work with producers Max Martin, Denniz Pop and Rami Yacoub, Martin showed Spears and her management a track titled Hit Me Baby One More Time, which was originally written for American R&B group TLC, however, they rejected the track. Spears later claimed that she felt excited when she heard it, by June 1998, the album had been finished. Critics gave the mixed reviews, describing the singer as a Madonna next door, considering it silly. The album was successful on the charts, reaching the top five in countries, while reaching number one in Canada. Five singles came from the album. Baby One More Time became a success and one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album was promoted with appearances on television, and also by the. Baby One More Time Tour in 1999. Spears claimed she wasnt able to explore her vocal ability on the album and this album set Spears international pop culture icon image and launched her career. The album earned Spears Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for. Baby One More Time, in June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join female pop group Innosense. Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion, Rudolph decided to pitch her to record labels, which required a professional demo. He sent Spears an unused song from Toni Braxton, she rehearsed for a week, Spears traveled to New York with the demo and met executives from four labels, returning to Kentwood the same day. Three rejected her, arguing audiences wanted pop bands such as the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls, two weeks later, executives from JIVE Records returned calls to Rudolph. Senior vice president of A&R Jeff Fenster stated, Its very rare to hear someone that age who can deliver emotional content, for any artist, the motivation—the eye of the tiger— is extremely important. They appointed her to work with producer Eric Foster White for a month, the singer also recorded a cover of Sonny & Chers 1967 single The Beat Goes On. White was responsible for the recording and song production, while additional production was done by English electronic music group All Seeing I. After hearing the material, president Clive Calder ordered a full album, Spears flew to Cheiron Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, where half of the album was recorded from March to April 1998, with producers Max Martin, Denniz Pop and Rami Yacoub, among others
. dk is the country code top-level domain for Denmark. The supervision of the. dk top-level domain is handled exclusively by DK Hostmaster, any new. dk domain name has to be applied for via an approved registrator. Then the domain name applicant can ask the registrator to manage his domain name or have it managed directly by the DK Hostmaster, registrations of domain names with the characters æ, ø, å, ö, ä, ü, and é are also allowed. The country code top-level domain. dk was created July 14,1987, at ARPA Network Information Center, the name DKnet has been in use since at least 1985. In mid-1988 DKnet was connected to the emerging DENet, the research network established in late 1987 now known as forskningsnettet, run. In November 1987 DKUUG made a agreement with the coordinators of the three other networks then working in Denmark, a national experimental X.400 net, EARN and DECnet. By early 1992 UNI-C via DENet serviced all the Universities in Denmark, thus DKUUG, with DKnet, moved to Symbion Science Park where they received their own international lines and started to lease these to companies, and modem connections to private consumers. The growing business quickly overshadowed the organizations own economy, forcing the creation of a separate company, in 1993, DKnet ApS, a genuine ISP and Denmarks first, was established as a limited liability company. On February 15,1996, DKnet ApS, including the. dk domain management, was sold by DKUUG to Tele Danmark at the price of 20 million DKK, acknowledging the possible conflict of interest of a company behind both a commercial ISP and also in control of the. Tele Denmark agreed and FIL became the authority registered by IANA for the. dk domain, in June 1996 they signed a one-year contract about the practice and rules concerning the. dk domain, which would later be renewed for another year. On January 15,1997, at 15.00, FIL loosened the restrictions for registering a. dk domain name, where one had previously needed a valid reason to register one, all restrictions were now removed, creating an unprecedented run on. dk domain names. By the end of 1996 there were only 6.500 registered. dk domains, by February 1,1997, in December 1997 Tele Danmark announced that from the beginning of 1998 they would start collecting a yearly fee for every registered domain name via DK Hostmaster. This caused a stir in FILs members, as they had not been informed and this was therefore seen by FIL as abuse of power and profit making via the supposedly non-profit DK Hostmaster organization. It was later revealed that it was the board of directors of FIL that had granted Tele Danmark the right to set the price that they wanted, without asking its members. Tele Danmark encouraged a larger forum or group comprising more than just telecom and internet companies to form and buy it and this caused yet another stir in FIL who flat-out rejected that Tele Denmark had the right to sell something it did not own. In October 1998 FIL sent a letter to Tele Danmark ending the contract, the letter also stated that FIL wanted to take over the running of DK Hostmaster themselves. Tele Danmark denied that FIL could do this. dk domain, DK Hostmaster has offered IPv6 glue records for second-level domains since April 4,2008, when the first DNS provider had IPv6 glue records added in the TLD. IPv6 was enabled at the layer to TLD nameservers a few years prior to that
"Good day, fellow!" "Axe handle!"
Axe Handle. is a Norwegian folktale, collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe. A deaf or hard of hearing ferryman has a wife, two sons and a daughter and they fritter away all their money, and leave him to pay the bill when their credit runs out. He sees the coming in the distance and decides to be clever. He reasons that the first thing the man will ask will be about what he is carving and he will say that it is an axe handle. He thinks that the questions will be about the length of the axe handle, his ferry, his mare. However, the first thing the bailiff says is Good day, next the bailiff asks how far it is to the inn. He replies, pointing to the axe handle, the bailiff shakes his head and stares at him. Im going to tar her, says the ferryman, shes lying on the beach, cracked at both ends. Oh, shes in the stable, big with foal, he says, the bailiff finally gets angry with him and shouts, Go to the devil, fool that you are. Oh, its not far away, when youre over the hill, youre almost there, the phrase Goddag mann, økseskaft. has become a common idiom for a non sequitur, not just in Norway but also the rest of Scandinavia. The folktale was later published in the widely used Swedish elementary school book Sörgården by Anna Maria Roos in 1912, a similar tale appears in a 1985 collection of folktales given an erotic twist, by Erik Høvring. Økse-skaft The Danish Dictionary Kjell Nedrelid
+ (Ed Sheeran album)
+ is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, released on 9 September 2011 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album marks Sheerans commercial breakthrough, having previously released five EPs independently, jake Gosling and Sheeran produced the majority of the album, with additional production by American hip hop producer, No I. D. Media interest surrounding + was fuelled significantly by its two preceding singles—The A Team and You Need Me, I Dont Need You—which peaked at No.3 and No.4 on the UK Singles Chart respectively. Lego House was released on 11 November 2011 as the third single and emulated the chart success of its predecessors. Three further singles—Drunk, Small Bump, and Give Me Love—were released throughout the year and it was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Upon release, + debuted atop of the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales exceeding 102,000 copies, the album performed well on the US Billboard 200, peaking at No. The album was the highest debut for a British artists first studio album in the US since Susan Boyles I Dreamed a Dream in 2009. + is the 8th best selling album of the decade in the United Kingdom. After dropping out of school at age 16, Sheeran spent his student grant on rail tickets, moving from place to place, he performed at open-mic nights across the United Kingdom, where he would sleep on his friends sofas spending time self-releasing home made EPs and albums. After spending four years performing in the British live scene, Sheeran met singer Jamie Foxx in Los Angeles, and Foxx liked Sheeran enough to put on the path to success. At the start of 2010, Sheeran was having what he described as a time in the UK. After performing a gig in the city, he was approached by Foxxs contact and she invited him to perform, which he agreed to, and after the performance he was contacted by Foxxs manager, who then asked him to perform on Foxxs radio show. After performing on the show, Jamie Foxx gave Sheeran his number offering studio time free of charge. Sheeran took the opportunity to record tracks in the studio and attended several parties with Foxx. Following this, Sheeran signed to Atlantic Records and was signed to Elton Johns management team called Rocket, which Sheeran discussed, saying, Elton walked in and said, Wheres Ed Sheeran. Its surreal, growing up listening to his music and now he is one of the people who sings my praises and helps my career and rings me up and actually has an interest in me. Sheeran started performing with the guitar aged 11 and his love for the instrument was what got into music. Sheeran performs throughout the record with an acoustic guitar, with no band. The Daily Telegraph found that the lyricism is based around subjects he cares about in his own life, performing with a soft toned, the record features chipper beats with staccato guitar riffs throughout