“My goal is for it to be discussed, because this change in the Norwegian dictionaries has open this possibility”.
First officially integrated in 2015 by the Swedish Academy, the neuter pronoun “hen” then gradually spread to its Scandinavian neighbors.
If its use remains still uneven and has sparked debate in society, the neuter pronoun is however gaining ground there.
Last month it was officially incorporated into Norway's two official languages, Nynorsk and Bokmål.  ;
“I thought to myself that now that this term is officially part of the Norwegian language at the highest level, we can start using it outside of gender studies and in a more general context” , argues Jorunn Økland.
“If we could think of something that goes beyond the human, that could be a model for something more inclusive, it would be a source of inspiration for many people, not only for the Church,” she says.
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