Re: CHAT: long sounds (was: Our opinions of what can be called 'winter')
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 10:46|
* J. 'Mach' Wust said on 2004-12-29 11:38:49 +0100
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 21:59:43 +0100, taliesin the storyteller
> <taliesin-conlang@...> wrote:
> >"Dyne" derives from norse "dúnn" [du:n:],
> I'm surprised! I had read that Scandinavian tongues allowed either long
> vowel + short consonant or short vowel + long consonant, but not long vowel
> + long consonant!
Ah but it's not Norwegian but Norse, and Norse had three lenght-
distinctions. Ending in VVCC means it is an *over*long syllable.
These all changed to either VVC or VCC during the 1400-1500s IIRC.