NATLANG: icelandic, finnish, english
|From:||Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 6, 2004, 1:48|
I just have a couple of questions about Icelandic, Finnish and English.
How is <v> pronounced in Icelandic? I gather that <kv> is pronounced
[kw], but listening to an Icelandic band with it seems less than
brilliant clarity (Sigur Rós), some other cases of <v> seem to be [v],
some [w] and some silent. (I suppose I shouldn't complain too
much---some cases of English <w> are [v], some [w], others silent, and
some participate in digraphs. But on the other hand, all our <w>=[v] are
Are Finnish unvoiced stops aspirated? Has its pronunciation been
influenced particularly under the influnce of Germanic languages and
Swedish in particular?
A lot of older English texts with otherwise apparently modern spelling
spell 'diverse' as 'divers'. When did the final -e become usual?