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From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Monday, May 8, 2000, 10:29
Daniel & Danny wrote:

> > So what exactly is the value of Old Norse/Icelandic O-ogonek? > > It is used to show that it is an umlauted <a> afaik. It's called > "o med kvist" or "o med hake" here in Scandinavia. That's "o with > a twig" or "o with a hook".
If I understand correctly, ON o-ogonek became modern å. [Orthographically, is the ring actually representative of a letter o?]
> > >(is that the correct order?) [ æ ø å ] > > > Yes, that's the correct order. > > Really? In Sweden the order is å ä ö. (å æ ø respectively).
In Norwegian (and Danish, I believe), æ ø å ... I remember it as Ænd Øf Åll (End Of All). Swedish has å ä ö, and in Finnish also ä and ö are sorted at the end of the alphabet. But what of Icelandic and Faeroese? How do they sort their extras? James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================