Re: your opinion
|From:||Reilly Schlaier <schlaier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 22:46|
>Where does the _a_ in _skagg_- forms come from?
'o' becomes 'a' sometimes because of an irregular a-umlaut
its supposed to be across the board but tends to occur only rarely (because
im not sure if i like it or not)
>What led to _o_ being short in _skogg_?
short vowels before doubled consonants
again not a hard and fast rule
>What led to _e_ being short in _hest_? (I know it is short in
>Icelandic, but I never understood why. This is one point where my GMP
>for ÃrjÃ³trunn does not predict the Icelandic form correctly.)
thats probably me just not doing very good research lol
>How do you let the suffixed article trigger umlaut in, say, 'hest' (I
>suppose 'y' in 'hyst-' is from some i-umlaut)? I would think that the
>suffixing process was quite late. Do you have another umlaut period?
yes there is a second umlaut period which is still occuring
>Another thing: I take it 'til' is a preposition? Why does it take
>dative case? It takes genitive in Icelandic. (Dunno about Faroese,
its actually just there to help distinguish the acc. from the dat.
>Again, I think it's interesting work, please show us more of your
>construction. I'd love to read more! :-)
im a fan of ÃrjÃ³trunn because of how impossibly well researched it is :)