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
> 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
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.
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