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
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On 6 Nov 2018 at 22:47 GMT Jodi (Trogstad) Brennan wrote: