Thursday, April 22, 2004

By way of Dennis Jerz, a meme:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

The theoretician and indefatigable agitator for this policy was schoolmaster and grammarian Knud Knudsen (1812-1895), who in the early 1840's began advocating that Danish spelling, grammar and vocabulary should be gradually Norwegianized.

From Einar Haugen: Norsk-engelsk ordbok / Norwegian-english Dictionary, Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1994.

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