Nynorsk word order

To make learning Norwegian more fun I have been translating lyrics to some of my favorite songs. Some of them are in Nynorsk, and I have noticed that they do not always abide by the V2 rule.


Eg songane søkte

Eg songane sende

Is this a typical Nynorsk thing? Or is it just poetic Norwegian? Maybe someone here can shed some light on it.

June 8, 2015

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No. That's just artistic and poetic word placement, with roots in Old Norse perhaps. Norwegian altogether uses the SVO order, and VSO when interrogating.

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