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Re: introduction Middelsprake

From:Ingmar Roerdinkholder <ingmar.roerdinkholder@...>
Date:Sunday, June 26, 2005, 15:18
> Quoting Ingmar Roerdinkholder <ingmar.roerdinkholder@...>: >> >> Tusend tank for diin welkomme on reaktion, Andreas! >> Ig is lükkig dat du forsta MS so good. >> Kom du fran Sweden - wilk Germanisch sprakes kenne du, uter Swedenisch >> naturlig? > > I'm Swedish, yes. I know English, of course, and German. I have a good > passive > understanding of Norwegian, and to a lesser extent Danish and written > Dutch. > >> On wat tenke du, Middelsprake like meer en Skandinavisch oller en >> Westgermanisch sprake? > > It feels decidely West Germanic. It is most similar to Dutch and Low > German - > hardly surprising since they're the most central Germanic languages. >
# And the fact that both Dutch and Low Saxon are my mother tongues will play a role too, I guess ;-) But there are many Scandinavian features in MS too. E.g. Proto-Germanic <au> is usually <ö> in MS: dööd [dø:d] = dead, öge ['ø'g@] = eye, höre ['hø:r@] =to hear. Dutch has dood, oog, horen; Low Saxon dood, oge, hören. At least, in many occasions I tried to get a form where both Scandinavian and West-Germanic were recognizable.
>> "Swedenisch" ha -en- fordat dat like meer as Skand. Svensk(a), *Swedisch >> schalde wese wirklig Westgermanisch. >> Doch, magschee dat is doch better... > > I don't perceive 'Swedenisch' as being any closer to 'svensk' than what > 'Swedisch' is; it just looks odd.
#Okay, maybe you're right. MS has Swedenriik for Sweden, but I might replace Swedenisch by Swedisch, then.