Criteria for languages?

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Dec 2 09:30:40 CET 2009

On 2 Dec 2009, at 03:12, John Cowan wrote:

> Michael Everson scripsit:
>>> Native speakers don't need dictionaries for nn vs. nb.
>> Yes, they do. I have some here. NB kids have to learn NN in school.
>> There are dictionaries.
> I should say, native speakers with the usual level of education.

With the "what"?

Sorry, but there are words in Nynorsk that educated adults will have  
to look up, at least from time to time. The need for a Nynorsk-Bokmål  
dictionary is no less than the need for a Swedish-Bokmål dictionary or  
a Danish-Bokmål dictionary.

Michael Everson *

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