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Dens (dansk) is a Germanic leid an pairt o the North Germanic brainch. It is spak bi aboot 6 million fowk, mainly in Denmark; the leid is uised bi the 50,000 Danes in the northren pairts o Schleswig-Holstein in Germany an aw, whaur it hauds the status o a minority leid. Dens hauds offeecial status an is a mandator subject in schuil in the Dens territories o Greenland an the Faroe Islands an aw, that nou enjoys limited autonomy. In Iceland an Faroe Islands, Dens is, alangside Inglis, a compulsor fremmit leid teached in the schuils. In North an Sooth Americae there is Dens leid communities in Argentina, the U.S. an Canadae.

Dens
dansk
Codex Holmiensis CE 1350.jpg
The first page o the Jutlandic Law oreeginally frae 1241 in Codex Holmiensis, copied in 1350.
The first sentence is: "Mæth logh skal land byggas"
Modren orthografie: "Med lov skal land bygges"
Scots translation: "Wi law shall a kintra be biggit"
Pronunciation [ˈtænˀsk][1]
Native tae
Ethnicity Danes
Native speakers
5.5 million (2012)[2]
Early forms
Dialects
Laitin script:
Dano-Norse alphabet
Dens orthography
Dens Braille
Danish Sign Language
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit bi
Dansk Sprognævn
(Dens Leid Committee)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 da
ISO 639-2 dan
ISO 639-3 Either:
dan – Insular Dens
jut – Jutlandic
Glottolog dani1285  Dens[4]
juti1236  Jutish[5]
Linguasphere 5 2-AAA-bf & -ca to -cj
Idioma danés.PNG
The Dens-speakin warld:
  regions whaur Dens is the leid o the majority
  regions whaur Dens is the leid o a significant minority
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ReferencesEedit

  1. "dansk — Den Danske Ordbog". ordnet.dk. 
  2. Insular Dens at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Jutlandic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dens leid". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dens". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  5. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Jutish". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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