Re: [OT] Norsk nb/nn (was: Wishlist for woody+1)
On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 04:08:27PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 11:54:03PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 03:29:42PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> > > Not speaking a word of Norwegian, I can confidently <g> say that the
> > > difference between bokmål and nynorsk is comparable to
> > > the difference between Slovak and Czech. Bigger than the difference
> > > between Croatian and Serbian.
> > >
> > Funny. Makes you wonder why the nation never splintered, if the difference
> > is that big.
> but it did.
> in 1814, and then in 1905 (I know, I know :-))
1814 - secession from Denmark, occupation by Sweden
1905 - secession from Sweden
The Danes had a dual kingdom between Danmark and Norway. Does that mean
the Norwegian language is closer to Danish than it is to Swedish?
I wonder if the 1905 date is related to the 1905 Revolution in Russia?
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