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Ivar Andreas Aasen (1813 - 1896)

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Ivar Andreas (Aasen) Aasen aka Aasen of Asen
Born in Orsten, Sunnmore Norwaymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Christiana, Norwaymap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Nov 2018
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Ivar was born Orsta, Norway 5 August of 1813. He passed away on 23 September 1896 Oslo, or Christiania, Norway.

Created: Folk songs in the Sunnmor dialect (1843), Grammar of the Norwegian Dialects (Danish: Det Norske Folkesprogs Grammatik, 1848), Dictionary of the Norwegian Dialects (Danish: Ordbog over det Norske Folkesprog, 1850)

Ivar studied the dialect of his native district, Sunnmore. He created a 'norm' of language callled, Landsmaal, which is considered the country language, later this was merged with Dano-Norwegian which is termed the "New Norwegian" or Nynorsk and is a written and spoken language; It is one of two official languages used, the second being Bokmal, a Dano-Norwegian descendant of the Danish language used in Norway. (Wikipedia, see source)

A language called "High Norwegian" which is an unofficial language closely associated with Landsmaal is called, Hognorsk.

Ivar Aasen Centre


Philologist, Lexicographer, Playwright, Poet


Norse dialects


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