Re: [norse_course] Question on Lesson 1, Exer. 3.5
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: firstname.lastname@example.org>To: "Norse Course \(E-mail\)">Subject: [norse_course] Question on Lesson 1, Exer. 3.5>Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 15:31:58 -0500>>A quick question about Solutions 1. Exer. 3.5>>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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