I've made a challenge for myself, I'm going to try to write in new-norwegian and speak dialect for a month.

New-norwegian is a culmination of all the norwegian dialects trying to perserve our own language as the other one is highly influenced by Danish and Swedish from when they owned Norway.

Will ne interesting. I was absolutely terrible at new-norwegian at school amd would just come up with fake Swedish words instead.

@ChrisTalleras I heard the norwegian language is quite the mess of dialects, this is interesting :D

@Ayior @ChrisTalleras as a Dutch guy living in #Bodø, a port and university city that is the capital of the #fylke (county) Nordland, as well as the home of several Norwegian Armed Forces units, and thus a melting pot of people (along with their varied dialects) from various parts of #Norway, I can attest to that.
Following a group conversation, especially when there are multiple dialects involved, is still a bit of a struggle for me. Fortunately, most here speak #Bokmål rather than #Nynorsk.

@Ayior @ChrisTalleras
Here's a nice overview of various forms of personal pronouns:
For instance, Jeg, Eg, Jé, jè, jei, e, æ, æg, æi, æig, jeg, ej, i, eig, jæ, all mean "I".

Not sure if that even includes Sámi languages, which are also considered official languages of equal worth. Official legal documents can thus be required to be made available in Sámi in at least in certain municipalities:

@FiXato @Christoffer Tallerås🎨🇳🇴 Nobody speaks bokmål or nynorsk. They are normative written languages. Everybody speaks some form of a dialect, but some dialects are closer to bokmål, while others are closer to nynorsk. Doesn't make it any less confusing when many dialects are gathered in one place though :)

@harald @FiXato You can very much speak both nynorsk and bokmål, in the national broadcast network there are for example rules for how you should talk if you work there and talk which is Nynorsk.

Don't think everyone has to talk Nynorsk though, just certain people.

@Christoffer Tallerås🎨🇳🇴 @FiXato Yes the normalized spoken language used by NRK can be said to be a spoken version of bokmål or nynorsk, I agree. Very few people speak like that naturally, though. Lately even NRK are opening up for journalists and others to use their own dialects instead of the normalized forms.

@harald @FiXato

For sure. Just clearing up "nobody speaks bokmål or nynorsk" as that is not the case.

@ChrisTalleras since I'm not seeing any posts in this thread by @harald, I fear I'm missing part of the conversation :)

@ChrisTalleras Du får sei frå om du treng nokon å skrive med 🙂

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