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Old Jul 2nd 2015, 8:37 pm
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So how many foreigners living in Norway have learned Nynorsk and how many have learned Bokmål?

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Scot. I think it must be Bokmaal that my son speaks - as do most native Norwegians in Oslo, I think. In fact most Norwegians I myself speak with (in English) profess to despise Nynorsk as nationalistic foolishness.
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I have an Aussie friend who lived in Norway for years and she said the same thing: most Norwegians strongly dislike Nynorsk. A comparable view might some people in Scotland wanting everyone to write in the Scots language/dialect instead of standard English.

Be aware, however: Bokmål and Nynorsk refer only to the written language; neither Bokmål nor Nynorsk are 'spoken' (there are many dialects of Norwegian).
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I learned a fair bit of Nynorsk and local dialect during my time on the Nordfjord. Surprised a fair few people :-) I learned mainly from locals and local media rather than text books. For the majority of Nynorsk words I know the Bokmål as well though.

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And how many have learned Zero Norwegian ? The Monoglot Anglophone is a common phenomenon everywhere I go !
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