Norwegian?

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Norwegian?

Postby Woods » 2019-03-14, 1:21

How easy is it for a Norwegian to read Danish? Would you call it a separate language? Would the minor differences (and more etymologically-correct spellings) annoy you? Would you rather have the same text rewritten for you in Norwegian (or one of the million possible versions of Norwegian?) I'm just thinking, I'd love to get acquainted with the Norwegian version of the Scandinavian language, but it's so much a newly-invented spelling of the same, and at the same time there's not even a consensus about how it should be written in Norway itself? So maybe Danish would be equaly accepted or not?

Another thing - why did Riksmål become a separate language from Danish anyway?

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Re: Norwegian?

Postby TeneReef » 2019-04-07, 13:50

Woods wrote:How easy is it for a Norwegian to read Danish?

A breeze.


Woods wrote:Would you call it a separate language?

Yes, because most dialects and Nynorsk are very different than Danish.
Only 10 % of Norwegians speak Danish-like Norwegian (some people in West Oslo and some in suburban Bergen /Fana/).

Woods wrote:So maybe Danish would be equally accepted or not?

Just as much as Swedish would be. (If you have a C1 diploma in Swedish or Danish you don't need to sit a Bergenstesten for a public job in Norway, except for a Norwegian teacher position which would require impeccable skills in both Nynorsk and Bokmål).


Woods wrote:Another thing - why did Riksmål become a separate language from Danish anyway?

The name change (Danish to Riksmål to Bokmål) was due to parliament decision.
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Re: Norwegian?

Postby awrui » 2019-05-09, 10:04

TeneReef wrote:
Woods wrote:So maybe Danish would be equally accepted or not?

Just as much as Swedish would be. (If you have a C1 diploma in Swedish or Danish you don't need to sit a Bergenstesten for a public job in Norway, except for a Norwegian teacher position which would require impeccable skills in both Nynorsk and Bokmål).



Actually, you dont have to have sidemål to become a Norwegian teacher, one of those languages is enough.


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