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trønderen21-Jun-24 9:15
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Mircea Neacsu21-Jun-24 14:31
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trønderen21-Jun-24 15:57
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There is a lot of truth to your post. And the video at the Anemoia link is great!

For us non-native English speakers:
Mircea Neacsu wrote:
in this particular case I think this is just intellectual laziness
We have the additional problem of scientists (and others) not caring to look for the established Norwegian word for some phenomenon, even when there is a well recognized one, based on a hundred years or more of traditional use. They rather try to cast an English word into a Norwegian shape.

If you confront them, ask them what is so much better with the English based word, the answer is usually that is is much more "exact", more "well defined". That is because they know the term only from some very limited, specific context, and think that is the only, and well defined, narrow meaning of the word. They do not know it as an everyday, general and often vaguely defined term, but believe (from their limited knowledge of English) that it has a very specific interpretation. Sometimes, the Norwegian term is much more specific, if they would only think of it!

I know two major professions of that kind: Computer people, and doctors. I guess that I understand more Latin terms that the majority of patients, but even when I understand it, I frequently stop in my steps, asking the doctor: Does that mean <norwegian term="">? I do the same with my coworkers, when there are 'ordinary people' around - I stop them: 'That is <so-and-so-in-norwegian>, isn't it?'. My coworkers usually nod, but in annoyed way: They don't like their professional talk to be interrupted that way.
Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

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