Does Norwegian use the Oxford comma?
I have seen sentences in the course that omit the Oxford comma, so clearly it isn't required, but is it allowed?
For example: "frukost, lunsj og middag" is clearly okay, but is "frukost, lunsj, og middag"?
I'm not sure about Norwegian specifically, but I know it's very rare in most languages besides English.
Comma is not used in enumerations like this. There are obviously exceptions, but they are best explained listing a number of other comma rules (I will leave that for another time).
Commas seem to be where the Scandinavian languages disagree most... Swedish seems to not want to use them at all, while Danish puts them in places where even a comma-loving English speaker might find it excessive.
Sorry, that's tangential to your question, just something I've been thinking about.
Danish simply uses the German system, methinks.
Swedish seems to not use them at all? Like, ever?
Swedish uses them, but it seems like Swedish only uses them when there's absolutely no other choice; it's as if they consider commas an unpleasant thing to behold.
I am a Swede and I consider commas a very pleasant thing to behold :). Except from the Oxford comma that is! I am really bad at comma rules though, so I just add one where I think it makes sense to breathe.