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Re: Swedish/Norwegian/Danish 5

From:Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2000, 18:41
>From: BP Jonsson <bpj@...> >Subject: Re: Swedish/Norwegian/Danish 5 >Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 12:41:01 +0200
>For political reasons I would go for mediated Norsk/Svensk orthography, >mediated vocabulary and Danish pronunciation.
Danish pronunciation!?! That would be like using French pronunciation for pan-Romance, methinks. Many Scandinavians understand Danish ok, but would never be caught speaking it. I mean, you don't actually expect Swedes and Norwegians to speak with full stöd and all, do you?
>I'ld go for pure Old Norse orthography and vocab (whatever "pure Old Norse >vocab" would be! :-) and mediated Icel/Far/ON pronunciation: > (SAMPA transcription except: > ' = SAMPA % > % = SAMPA 2 > & = SAMPA { > 6 = SAMPA Q > ^ = SAMPA 6 **and** = SAMPA V > 9_@ = SAMPA & (_@ = SAMPA _") > (usu. I use 9 for all of SAMPA 9 & 3\ !) > W = SAMPA } (SAMPA W = hw) > (usu. I use yw for SAMPA }) > ) > > > í i > i e > é je > e ea > æ ai > a a > á oa > o uO > ó ou > u Y > ú u > ý ui > y Yi -- Icel. _hugi_ /hYije/ > ø % > œ oy > ö O > ei ei > ey öy > au au
I like this, or some of it. What is [Y]? Is that the IPA "barred u", as 'u' in modern Icelandic? Funny that you should not let 'y' be [y], which is yet unassigned.
> (This is more or less the pronunciation of Old Norse which they >teach in school in Lucus' Norway! ;-)
I'm very interested in Lucus. What's the political, economic, and cultural situation there, apart from language? What year is it? Is there a superpower in Lucus? Are the Nordic countries powerful there?
>Rather someone should engineer a proper orthography for Far -- one without >ð and other artificial distinctions as a steppingästone to be able to learn >"Eyjamál"! Far _maður_ sounds totally different from Icl _maður_, and >should be spelled _mævur_, just as the Icl word should be _madur_.
Hear hear! Out with the 'ð'! And yes, the Faroese orthography is a sorry example of Ramsus Rask's "crimes" against the insular language(s). He's also responsible for the 'ð' in Icelandic, for which he should rot ;) Oskar _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at