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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 Þrjótrunn 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, >though.)
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! :-)
thank you im a fan of Þrjótrunn because of how impossibly well researched it is :)


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>