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generations of cultivated Norwegians. In the present work we have followed the new system of orthography and printing, as the more rational and simple; but to the modern alphabet we have subjoined the German characters, owing to their frequent use by the Danish and Norwegian Press. We have also endeavoured to show the leading differences of pronunciation between Danes and Norwegians, and, where the occasion required it, we have pointed out some of the comparatively rare cases in which each nation employs some special word, peculiar to itself, to designate one common object.

The Dano-Norwegian Alphabet is composed of the following letters, representing the Latin and the German characters:—

A called ah, pronounced like a in father.
B " bey " as in English.
C " sey " like k before a, å, o, u.
D " dey " as in English at the beginning of words, and by the Danes like soft th in the middle, or at the end of words.
E " aye " like a in lady, and like e in bell. It is sounded at the end of words.
F " eff " as in English.
G " ghey " like hard g in English by the Danes, and like English y before the soft vowels by Norwegians.