Horseshoe Falls at Niagara
“The Maid of the Mist” skirts the rapids at the base of Niagara Falls.

N is for Norwegian

English has borrowed words from the Norwegian language.

fjord

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:

Roman numerals

I = 1

V = 5

X = 10

L = 50

C = 100

D = 500

M = 1000

MDCCLXVII = 1767

 

Exercises

  1. Try your hand at writing the date with Roman numerals.
  2. Write a sentence using one of the Norwegian loan words.

 

Special reading assignment

  1. Niagara Falls tumbles into a great gorge where the Maid of the Mist skirts dangerous whirlpools.

 

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