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Urban East Norwegian (UEN) or Standard East Norwegian (Bokmål: standard østnorsk, Nynorsk: standard austnorsk) is the de facto standard variety of East Norwegian and an unofficial spoken standard of Bokmål. It is often used in news readings on radio and television, and it is also the variety of Norwegian that is most commonly taught to foreign students.[1]

PhonologyEdit

 
Monophthongs of Urban East Norwegian on an auditory vowel chart, from Vanvik (1979:13). Note that modern sources tend to describe /ɑ, ɑː/ as back [ɑ, ɑː], rather than central [ɑ̈, ɑ̈ː].
 
Diphthongs of Urban East Norwegian on an auditory vowel chart, from Vanvik (1979:22). Neither /ʉi/ nor /ei/ are shown.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kristoffersen (2000), pp. 6–11.

BibliographyEdit

  • Kristoffersen, Gjert (2000), The Phonology of Norwegian, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-823765-5
  • Vanvik, Arne (1979), Norsk fonetikk, Oslo: Universitetet i Oslo, ISBN 82-990584-0-6