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giving reasons 2

giving reasons 2

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begrunde noget 2

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Why didn’t you come? Hv----- k-- d- i---? Hvorfor kom du ikke? 0 +
I was ill. Je- v-- s--. Jeg var syg. 0 +
I didn’t come because I was ill. Je- k-- i---- f---- j-- v-- s--. Jeg kom ikke, fordi jeg var syg. 0 +
Why didn’t she come? Hv----- k-- h-- i---? Hvorfor kom hun ikke? 0 +
She was tired. Hu- v-- t---. Hun var træt. 0 +
She didn’t come because she was tired. Hu- k-- i---- f---- h-- v-- t---. Hun kom ikke, fordi hun var træt. 0 +
Why didn’t he come? Hv----- k-- h-- i---? Hvorfor kom han ikke? 0 +
He wasn’t interested. Ha- h---- i--- l---. Han havde ikke lyst. 0 +
He didn’t come because he wasn’t interested. Ha- k-- i---- f---- h-- i--- h---- l---. Han kom ikke, fordi han ikke havde lyst. 0 +
Why didn’t you come? Hv----- k-- I i---? Hvorfor kom I ikke? 0 +
Our car is damaged. Vo--- b-- v-- i s------. Vores bil var i stykker. 0 +
We didn’t come because our car is damaged. Vi k-- i---- f---- v---- b-- v-- i s------. Vi kom ikke, fordi vores bil var i stykker. 0 +
Why didn’t the people come? Hv----- k-- f--- i---? Hvorfor kom folk ikke? 0 +
They missed the train. De n---- i--- t----. De nåede ikke toget. 0 +
They didn’t come because they missed the train. De k-- i---- f---- d- i--- n---- t----. De kom ikke, fordi de ikke nåede toget. 0 +
Why didn’t you come? Hv----- k-- d- i---? Hvorfor kom du ikke? 0 +
I was not allowed to. Je- m---- i---. Jeg måtte ikke. 0 +
I didn’t come because I was not allowed to. Je- k-- i---- f---- j-- i--- m----. Jeg kom ikke, fordi jeg ikke måtte. 0 +

The indigenous languages of America

Many different languages are spoken in America. English is the main language in North America. Spanish and Portuguese dominate in South America. All of these languages came to America from Europe. Before colonization, other languages were spoken there. These languages are known as the indigenous languages of America. Until today, they haven't been explored substantially. The variety of these languages is enormous. It is estimated that there are about 60 language families in North America. In South America there could even be as many as 150. Additionally, there are many isolated languages. All of these languages are very different. They exhibit only a few common structures. Therefore, it is difficult to classify the languages. The reason for their differences lies in the history of America. America was colonized in several stages. The first people came to America more than 10,000 years ago. Each population brought its language to the continent. The indigenous languages are most similar to Asian languages. The situation regarding America's ancient languages isn't the same everywhere. Many Native American languages are still in use in South America. Languages like Guarani or Quechua have millions of active speakers. By contrast, many languages in North America are almost extinct. The culture of the Native Americans of North America was long oppressed. In the process, their languages were lost. But interest in them has increased in the last few decades. There are many programs that aim to nurture and protect the languages. So they could have a future after all…