After 85 years, Hemsedal Municipality is dropping Nynorsk and switching to Bokmål.
The decision was adopted by a divided Municipal Council on Wednesday. Eight representatives voted to continue with Nynorsk, while nine voted against it, according to Hallingdølen.
In September, a narrow majority of the population in Hemsedal voted to keep Nynorsk, while the municipal director advised the municipal council to choose Bokmål due to, among other reasons, budget concerns.
“Choosing Nynorsk over Bokmål would require up to 5.3 man-years extra in grades 1-7,” the justification noted.
Municipal Council representative Norunn Rivedal (SP) was behind the proposal to keep Nynorsk. She argued for giving Nynorsk a second chance.
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