N is for Norwegian
English has borrowed words from the Norwegian language.
floe (ice floe)
klister (ski wax for warm weather)
krill (shrimp-like ocean-dwelling critters)
lemming (a northern rodent given to wide population fluctuations)
ski and skiing words, such as slalom and telemark
N is for numbers and numerals
A number is a mathematical value, a quantity used for counting and calculations.
A numeral is a symbol, figure, or word representing a number:
I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000
MDCCLXVII = 1767
- Try your hand at writing the date with Roman numerals.
- Write a sentence using one of the Norwegian loan words.
Special reading assignment
- Niagara Falls tumbles into a great gorge where the Maid of the Mist skirts dangerous whirlpools.
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One of my best memories is from here… 🙂