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Norwegian definite plural in neuter nouns.

Hi, I know one may theoretically use the letter -a in any neuter nouns in its plural definite form, question is, how common & accepted is that (both in spoken and written language)?

Et hus - huset - hus - husene/husa
Et eple - eplet - epler - eplene/epla
Et rom - rommet - rom - rommene/romma

July 19, 2017


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It's very uncommon in texts, and would only be used if one wants to write a dialectal variant of Bokmål. It may still be common in many dialects.

One exception is 'barna', which is still somewhat common in texts, and is taught in this course.

July 19, 2017


An extra thing to note is that in Nynorsk only the -a ending is allowed for neuter nouns, not -ene.

July 23, 2017
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