Re: Natlang: Icelandic or Old Norse?
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 24, 2005, 9:22|
Joseph a.k.a Buck skrev:
> 1. ["kE.ti.teU]
> 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?
I think a modern Icelandic speaker would hear
it as a mispronunciation of [tau] or [tou],
so the word would be spelled _getítá_ or
Old Norse had two possible diphthongs:
[Qu] spelled _au_ or [2y] spelled _ey_.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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