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móðurmál

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈmɔuwʊrˌmɔal]

Etymology

Compound of móðir (‘mother’) and mál (‘language’).

Noun

móðurmál n.

  1. mother tongue

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Declension

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative móðurmál móðurmálið móðurmál móðurmálini
Accusative móðurmál móðurmálið móðurmál móðurmálini
Dative móðurmáli móðurmálinum móðurmálum móðurmálunum
Genitive móðurmáls móðurmálsins móðurmála móðurmálanna

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