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GmrxFriday 10th of June 2005 10:38:27 AM
Bokmål/Nynorsk - I'm kind of curious...

Will these two languages remain as they are for quite a while, or is one expected to eventually replace the other?
PsycheFriday 10th of June 2005 12:55:49 PM
- They will probably remain, because there are always people who are fighting for nynorsk. On of our TV channels, run by the state, is under a law which says that at least 25 % of it`s shows should be texted in nynorsk. It isn`t kept (21%)but still...Bokmål is the leading one, and will never loose that position.

There are many counties that have nynorsk as the administrativ language, so it won`t be lost. On the other hand, there are fewer and fewer people who learn it at school though it`s obligatory when you are in your teens. Since nynorsk is based on Norway`s many dialects, most people "talk" i nynorsk. Therefore it won`t disappear (as fast).

:)