Re: OT: Justifying a stress pattern (plus OT: joke last name templates)
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 31, 2007, 3:00|
Eric Christopherson wrote:
>> quoting me:
>> Could be worth mentioning that the Scandinavian name Kristoffer
>> unlike the English Christopher is stressed on the middle syllable.
>> I assume KK's stock is from around these parts.
> Oh, I didn't realize that. I don't know about KK, but my family is
> from Denmark/northern Germany.
I think I must modify my statement a little. The middle syllable
stress common today is from educated speech. Formerly, at least in
Norway, it was more common (which is still heard, but from a
minority) to stress the name Kristoffer on the first syllable, just
like in English, but with toneme 2.
BTW - off topic - I just came in from the first testing of my new 160
mm reflector. I have observed Mars, Saturn and the Orion nebula
successfully. It was cold, but I didn't notice the cold. I was afraid
I was going to be disappointed when I didn't get as impressive views
as in the Astronomy magazine pictures, but I was not. I was
HAPPY!!!!! It's entirely different to see something in real life,
really. Especially Saturn was beautiful, neat, really a treat.
(Back from off-topic mode.)
LEF - g'night, see ya in the morning.