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Re: Natlang: Icelandic or Old Norse?

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, April 24, 2005, 9:22
Joseph a.k.a Buck skrev:
> Given > 1. ["kE.ti.teU] > and > 2. an average native-speaker of Icelandic (or Old Norse if you can > imagine) who's not a linguist: > > Would the native-speaker most probably hear the final syllable of this > word [teU] or [ty] or what? > > Thanks.
I think a modern Icelandic speaker would hear it as a mispronunciation of [tau] or [tou], so the word would be spelled _getítá_ or _getító_. Old Norse had two possible diphthongs: [Qu] spelled _au_ or [2y] spelled _ey_. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)