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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.