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Fleira af Ijslenzku

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 3, 1999, 10:57
At 17:15 -0400 2.8.1999, Padraic Brown wrote:

>I'm not sure what language BPJ answered me in (maybe Norwegian?), but he >could obviously understand my attempt at rewriting the quote line in >Icelandic. I'm not 100% sure, but I think he must be questioning my >morphology (-r vs. -ur). I tried to answer, but probably didn't do a very >good job! I'm just happy I could grasp as much as I did! :)
As I already told Jennifer, I'm using Modern Icelandic. I had no issue with -ur vs. -r (which is a superficial difference, MIc. having inserted a svarabhakti vowel in final Cr clusters, and simplified final -rr). What I had issue with was the masc. vs. feminine thing. Incidentally our exchange has debunked the claim that the differences between Old and Modern Icelandic are negligible -- to others than linguistically-minded native speakers. Fine with me; it needed debunking! /BP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)