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Re: OT: German reputation

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Thursday, December 16, 2004, 20:58
Joe wrote:
> John Cowan wrote: > >> Benct Philip Jonsson scripsit: >> >> >> >>> IME it is the other way around in most modern standard languages >>> (excepting English): standard pronunciation is based on the standard >>> orthography! >>> >>> >> >> IIRC Norwegian does not have a standard dialect either. >> >> > > No, it has two.
Bokmaal & Nynorsk are written standards, not spoken varieties. IIRC, there are no standard dialects (that is, spoken varieties). s. -- What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he Stephen Mulraney were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? -- Richard P. Feynman


Joe <joe@...>