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Old Swedish dragons

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2000, 8:21
daniel andreasson wrote:

> James Campbell wrote: > > > (The C14 dragon text would benefit greatly from an > > interlinear gloss, IMHO :) > > You got it! > > Oc j siøn-um bodhe een stoor rædhelikin draki, hwilkin > and in lake-DAT lived a big abominable dragon which > 'And in the lake lived a big abominable dragon, which...'
... Brilliant... many thanks. Now I have that interlinear, I can see the similarities to the words that I do know (in Norwegian and so on). I recently bought the book "Old English and its Closest Relatives" by Orrin W Robinson (Routledge), and it has useful annotated texts in Old Norse, Gothic, Old Frisian etc, along with a detailed discussion of the relationships between the languages in the Germanic family and historical information about the peoples involved. Very readable too; recommended for amateur Germanicists. ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================