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CHAT: Old English

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Friday, March 31, 2000, 0:41
* Padraic Brown <pbrown@...> [000331 02:18]:
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2000, Padraic Brown wrote: > > >On Thu, 30 Mar 2000, John Cowan wrote: > > > >>BP Jonsson wrote: > >> > >>> Agree. How would you Anglos pronounce Skien, BTW? > >> > >>The regular pronunciation of "ie", except finally, is /i:/, so /ski:n/ would > >>be expected. (Derivatives of words with final "ie", like "dies", are an > >>exception.) > > > >I've always heard (and oh so commonly used) [ske:n]. > > Well, there's me confusing skein and Skien. For the former (loosely > wrapped yarn) I have, as noted, [ske:n]. For the latter, I've only > ever seen it in the dictionary as [Si:n] or [Se:n].
Those versions are *rare*, *grmbl* that dictionary must have been made by some darn tootin' city folks or sumthin', maybe even someone from... Bergen! *sound of people running in in panic* *dramatic music* t.