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Nynorskans founder celebrated - but not all of the
"Nynorskans founder celebrated - but not all of the"

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"Bygdemålets defenders face tough opposition"

"In Norway to celebrate right now tvåhundraårsminnet of Ivar Aasens birth. It was he who created a new Norwegian written language that he wanted to see as a replacement for the traditional Danish writing. He gathered words from different bygdemål and drafted the grammar and vocabulary that became the basis for what today is called ”nynorsk”. According to a new biography of Ottar Grepstad was Aasen a genius who learned eight languages on its own. Understandably enough, he, as a self-taught still difficult to speak them."

"today is this that all minority languages are threatened by mass culture. The proportion of students with nynorsk as skolspråk is decreasing steadily and the majority are being taught in bokmål, there is a resistance against the compulsory teaching of a second Norwegian language."

"in the nynorsk organization Noregs mållag recently proposed to the rear of the landslagsspelarnas shirts would stand both Norway and the dialects form Noreg aroused fierce reactions in the media. Someone wrote: ”15% of the population should not tyrannisera us with idiotier”."

"On the level can the debate be conducted. In the meantime, it is still more and more people in Norway's media and culture that tells bygdemål without shame. However, to use a written language that doesn't really reflect any particular dialektform, there seems to be something of wider interest."

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