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Re: [norse_course] Question on Lesson 1, Exer. 3.5

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  • Mona Parikh
    Although I m in no way an expert, it seems to me you are changing the tense of the verb heitir into a past tense when it is in the present since the sentence
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 8, 2002

      Although I'm in no way an expert, it seems to me you are changing the tense of the verb heitir into a past tense when it is in the present since the sentence says that Olaf [is also] is (still) called the king. I'm not sure why you want to change the meaning to used to be....what is your gramatical reason? ...I'm curious b/c i just finished that section! I hope this helped!

      >From: "Mark Mellblom"
      >Reply-To: norse_course@yahoogroups.com
      >To: "Norse Course \(E-mail\)"
      >Subject: [norse_course] Question on Lesson 1, Exer. 3.5
      >Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 15:31:58 -0500
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      >A quick question about Solutions 1. Exer. 3.5
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      >3.5
      >(E) A king is called Sigur�r. He owns a sword but not a horse. �l�fr is also
      >a king. He owns a horse. Sigur�r kills �l�fr and takes the horse.
      >(ON) Heitir konungr Sigur�r. � hann brand en hest eigi. �l�fr heitir ok
      >konungr. Hest � hann. Sigur�r vegr �l�f ok tekr hestinn.
      >I would have translated this to �l�fr er ok konungr. and used 'to be'
      >instead of 'is called'.
      >Could you explain?
      >Thank you, I am enjoying the course.
      >Mark Mellblom
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