1707Re: [norse_course] Re: quick question on 1 norse word
- Feb 3, 2002
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From: "Haukur Thorgeirsson" <haukurth@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [norse_course] Re: quick question on 1 norse word
> > Here is a list of the vowels that could also be used as consonants in
> > Norse:
> > Á for both Y and itself
> > Í for Y before A, E or O
> > Ú for V or W before A or O
> > Ó for both W and itself
> > É for both Y and itself
> I have no idea what you are saying :-)
> Where can 'Á' stand for 'Y'?
> What sound do you mean with 'Y'?
I mean the consonantal use of the American English letter 'Y' as in 'Yet'
The Old Norse and Icelandic letter 'É' all by itself can stand for the
American English equivalent of 'YE'.
The Old Norse letter 'Á' all by itself can stand for the American English
equivalent of 'Y(ow)'.
But just because it can, doesn't mean it usually is.
To me it is clear that the Old Norse 'Ár' was pronounced 'Y(ow)r', for it's
continental and Anglo-Saxon equivalents began with and continued to use the
'J/Y' consonant in both spelling and pronunciation.
This is just my own opinion and not the only one.
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