Report: Norwegians Want Less English
June 29, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
OSLO, Norway, (UPI) — The Language Council of Norway’s 2012 status report said a survey suggests two-thirds of Norwegians think there is too much English in advertising.
The council, which wrote in its report Norway is under “continual pressure from English in many areas of society,” said the respondents said all advertising and marketing materials should be in the Norwegian language, the Norwegian News Agency/The Local.ne reported Friday.
The report said Nynorsk, or New Norwegian, which was developed in the 19th century, remains less used than the majority Bokmal language and has lost ground to the older tongue in the country’s schools.
However, the report said Nynorsk is used more online, with its version of Wikipedia growing at twice the rate of the older language.