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Re: [norse_course] Kjalnesinga Saga 15 part 2 - Rob's Translation

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  • Brian M. Scott
    ... It seems to me that this could be either when or where ; it s pretty much six of one and half a dozen of the other, I think. ... Pardon is
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 31, 2012
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      > Um daginn eftir kom Búi fyrir konung er hann sat yfir
      > drykkjuborðum og færði honum taflið.

      > The next day Bui came before the King where he sat at a
      > drinking table and brought him the tafl-set.

      > During the next day, Bui came before (the) king when he
      > sat at a drinking table and brought him the game.

      > During the day after Búi came before (the) king when he
      > sat at drinking table (was having a drinking session) and
      > delivered to him the-‘Tables’-set.

      It seems to me that this <er> could be either 'when' or
      'where'; it's pretty much six of one and half a dozen of the
      other, I think.

      > Vil eg það nú skilja til við yður herra ef svo ólíklegt er
      > að eg beri af honum að þér gefið mér upp reiði yðra og
      > gott orlof til Íslands."

      > I want that now to stipulate with you, lord, if (it) is so
      > unlikely that I surpass (i.e., win against) him that you
      > give up your anger to me and good permission to (go to)
      > Iceland."

      > I want it now to determine with you, Lord, if so unlikely
      > is (it) that I surpass him that you give up your anger
      > (against) me and good permission (to go) to Iceland.”

      > I want now to stipulate that with you, lord, if so
      > unlikely (it) is that I surpass (out-do, get the better
      > of, bera af e-m, Z11) him, that you give up your wrath
      > towards me (ie you pardon me?, cf reiði, Z1) and good
      > leave (to go) to Iceland.”

      Pardon is implicit, but I think that it really is just 'give
      up your anger towards me' -- accept what's done as done, and
      abandon the vendetta.

      Brian
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