The Norwegian alphabet
has 29 letters
, which is three
more than the English
alphabet. These three letters are æ
, written Æ, Ø and Å in capital. They are all vowels
, and their approximate pronounciation
are as follows:
- Æ as the A in the English words "crash" or "stab".
- Ø as the U in the English word "surf".
- Å as the O in the English word "bored".
of the Norwegian alphabet is very similar to the English one, with these three letters simply added to the tail
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z æ ø å
Æ, ø and å are also used in Danish, and are interchangeable with the Swedish letters ä, ö and å (the sequence of these three letters are different in the Swedish alphabet, though). Ä and Ö were as far as I know used instead of Æ and Ø in Norway at some time in history.