Subject: Re: PART TWO: winning industrial-use of lisp:  Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 21:16:34 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <>
| Erik Naggum <> writes:
| > but Riksmål is the _only_ "dialect" in Norway that you cannot write
| > in official government communication
| Just in case anybody actually is still reading this -- this is, of
| course, nonsense.

  Sigh.  People who want to _know_ need to talk to Norsk Språkråd.  I cannot
  fight ignorance and malice here.  The express purpose of the wide range of
  allowable forms of Nynorsk and Bokmål is to make certain that not a single
  Norwegian feels left out 

  Riksmål is in fact banned by the Norwegian government.  There may be
  something that Lars considers a "dialect" somwhere, spoken by so few people
  as to constitute an regionally _unaccepted_ speech disorder instead of the
  accepted ones that make dialects, but it is hard to tell what someone who
  calls Riksmål a "dialect" might actually mean by that word.

  This is no longer a debate for this forum, however.  People who want to know
  have to ask Norwegian government linguists in Norsk Språkråd.  They, and only
  they, control what is officially accepted.
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