|Recommendations - For Dictionary, and grammar book(s) see: discuss>>NORWEGIAN>>just starting???
Regarding Rosetta Stone software, for a basic audio course, Pimsleur Norwegian audio CDs
will give you a head start on pronouncing the language and expose you to some of the
pronunciation rules you will never learn from a book or pronunciation guides we use our text
messages [vowel shortenings, tonality, and rhythm that make the language song-like
in quality.] You will not likely be able to read the language properly until you unlearn
your English-Ear. Skipping in depth history, the grafting of the Roman Alphabet onto English
left us with an incomplete alphabet for pronunciation. This is why, among other reasons,
learners of English find a lot of exceptions to the pronunciation of our words.
This is less so with Norsk with more straightforward rules and additional characters
å, æ, and ø. Even less with Icelandic with even more characters and even less exceptions.
If you are considering modifying your Keyboard Driver to support Norsk characters, you may
want to consider stickers that overlay your existing keys (~$14 US) or buying a Norwegian
version of a keyboard (Logitech has a $14 keyboard which has a Norwegian version, you
will have to email their store to see if you can purchase it through them).
I have some applications of activities on the computer in Norsk only with no English,
if you are still interested let me know.
For your website reading and streaming content: http://www.online.no/ is your new site.
Or, of course, you could go to Oslo and haggle with students for their used books as shown below: