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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. t.