Criteria for languages?
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Dec 2 16:12:02 CET 2009
Michael Everson scripsit:
> Sorry, but there are words in Nynorsk that educated adults will have
> to look up, at least from time to time.
Well, naturally. In an email I received recently, I had to look up the
word "ophelimity" which my correspondent had used. That doesn't mean
that I need English web pages annotated with references to an English
> The need for a Nynorsk-Bokmål dictionary is no less than the need
> for a Swedish-Bokmål dictionary or a Danish-Bokmål dictionary.
In abstracto, yes. In actual use by actual Norwegians, I doubt it.
You know, you haven't stopped talking John Cowan
since I came here. You must have been http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
vaccinated with a phonograph needle. cowan at ccil.org
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