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Norwegians are generally capable of conversing both Swedes and Danes; we are sort of in the middle between. Generally, Swedes and Danes have greater difficulties understanding each other. (With some exceptions: The Skåne dialects, in south-west Sweden, are far closer to Danish than the east coast Stockholm Swedish - but then again, older people in Skåne may speak an old dialect variant which neither Stockholmers, Danes nor Norwegians understand a word of!)

Sometimes I envy those having English as their mother tongue: You cannot possibly be super-sensitive to "correct" pronunciation, or even spelling: There are so many varieties that even "stiff upper lip" Brits just have to accept that people are different.

To Norwegians, language and how it is pronounced is a serious matter. It was much more so 40-50 years ago; at that time we hadn't seen much immigration, so Norway was essentially a homogenous culture. We had lots of dialects, but until 1984(!) we a single national radio channel which set the standard for "correct" pronunciation. If you moved to a different district, and stuck to your old dialect (and did not switch to the "official" pronunciation), you were guaranteed to be ridiculed, especially among school children.

We have two variants of Norwegian: The "bokmål", which was quite strongly influenced by Danish (we had a common king for 300 years, seated in Copenhagen), and "nynorsk", based on traditional dialects from before the Danish rule. The two variants have been moving closes over they years, but the last book burning of school books in the "wrong" variant was only a few years ago.

So, the strong feelings about our language is still alive. When we still burn books that are in Norwegian (but the wrong variant), I think the chances of creating a single Scandinavian is below epsilon.

I don't think the Swedes have any greater interest in it; there are movements to have some Swedish dialects ("älvdalsmål" in particular) internationally recognized as a distinct language, not as a dialect. With the Danes, I do not know - they've got some very curious dialects on the west coast that I think would be difficult to mold into a common Scandinavian.

If you talk with young people today, you might rather hear: What's the use? Why can't we all switch to English instead?
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