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
> >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*