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Norwegians speak faster, less clearly

Linguists investigating the development of the Norwegian language have found that more Norwegians are speaking faster and less clearly than ever. That's bad news...

‘Time to clean up our language’

Jan Tore Sanner, dubbed by some as Norway's new "super minister" because of his wide range of government responsibility, worries that confusing language is...

Many immigrants beat the odds

After years of hearing how hard it is for immigrants to succeed in Norway, a new study indicates that many are actually thriving in...

Debate over Sami ‘national’ day

Sami national day has been celebrated by indigenous people across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia on February 6 since the Sami Conference adopted the...

Metal band does well in US

The Norwegian metal band Kvelertak, which literally means the act of grabbing someone by the neck, has grabbed attention in the US. Its album Meir...

Dialects remain a big talking point

A popular new TV series that’s been running on state broadcaster NRK this fall has sparked new debate over Norway’s many dialects and how...

Language creator hailed and decried

Ivar Aasen would have been 200 years old on Monday, and his bicentennial was being both celebrated and pilloried. That's because Aasen created or...

Oslo’s ‘nynorsk’ theater turns 100

Norway's national theater dedicated to the nynorsk form of the Norwegian language is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a special program boasting 30 different...

‘English is a Scandinavian language’

New linguistic research has concluded that residents of the British Isles didn't just borrow words and expressions from Norwegian and Danish Vikings and their...

‘Nynorsk’ said to boost creativity

Learning to write in both of the Norwegian language’s two official forms (bokmål and nynorsk) boosts creativity and helps when learning other languages, a new...

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