I will just like to point the fact that IKKE comes before ER in this sentence because it's a subordinate sentence.
Is this the only change in sentence structure in Danish subordinates?
So just like in Swedish then. Would it be possible to say the sentence without 'att' på svenska? 'Hon säger det inte är lagligt'?
Is it common (and really correct) to say it like this, without 'at' (at det ikke er lovligt)? I could understand this: Dommeren siger: det er ikke lovligt.
Although if you were writing a formal paper, I would recommend having the at in there. But in everyday speech I think it's perfectly fine to leave it out here
Danes don't like to use colons and semi-colons
Yeah, neither do English speakers in that context. If you're gonna rearrange it like that, it should be The judge says, "It is not legal." No colon.