Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Å


English speaking guests may be a bit bewildered by the title of this post. The single letter Å (or å in lower-case) does not exist in the English language, but it does in several European ones; among them Norwegian. One can sometimes see it written as Aa or (aa). It is the last letter in our alphabet.

In our language it has many uses, among them as infinitive marker corresponding to the English to. It is also, as in this case, a name. The road sign shown here is from Å in the municipality of Moskenes in Lofoten in Nordland in Norway. There are however, several places in Scandinavia bearing this name.

At least, it should be easy to remember.

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