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The Seimi (was: Re: my site is back up)

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 12:48
Clint Jackson Baker wrote:

> Re: your site, is there a real connexion between the > Saami people and the Shetland Islands?
Not as far as I know. Everything you read on that page is true, historically, except for the Seimi people. There *were* Norwegians there in the 9th century, and Kristian I *did* give Shetland in pledge to Scotland in 1496, but the entire thrall/Saami story I totally made up.
> Isnt' the > native spelling something like Sjetland or something?
That wouldn't surprise me considering the Norwegian influences in the past.
> When I was in England, I worked in a church with a > lady from there, who said that if she went home to > family and talked with them, it would sound > unintelligible to us. Is this because they have a > very distinct English dialect or a different language > altogether?
Well, if you don't understand it, it's a different language, init? ;) But seriously, I think it's a dialect, probably influenced by Scottish English. ||| daniel -- |