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Re: [norse_course] Re: Greenland 1 end + beginning 2 - - Grace's translation

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  • Patti (Wilson)
    This is interesting - I wonder why I did not receive Grace s Translation in my Inbox I am about half way through but I think I should stop now Kveðja Patricia
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 30, 2008
      This is interesting - I wonder why I did not receive Grace's Translation in my
      Inbox I am about half way through but I think I should stop now
      Kveðja
      Patricia 
       
      -------Original Message-------
       
      From: llama_nom
      Date: 30/06/2008 20:31:10
      Subject: [norse_course] Re: Greenland 1 end + beginning 2 - - Grace's translation
       
      > Og síðan bjó hann þar eftir föður sinn.
      > And afterwards he lived there (in memory of?) his father.
       
      Simply: "And then lived (continued living there) there after his
      father('s death)".
       
      > og keypti skip að honum
      > and bought a ship of him? (or for him?)
       
      "off/from him". Z 'at' IV. 8 "determining the source from which
      anything comes".
       
      > hálfur fjórði tugur manna
      > 35 (Z) men
       
      That's right; well done! It's a tricky and counterintuitive idiom for
      us English speakers. It reminds me of the way Icelandic, like German,
      counts the time half way to the next hour, whereas English counts half
      hours past the previous hour.
       
      klukkan hálf níu = halb neun = half (past) eight
       
       
      > I have read both that the Vikings never cooked onboard ships and
      also that they did cook over the ballast which was probably sloshing
      with water at the bottom so fairly safe if the weather wasn't so bad
      the sail would catch fire.
       
      Interesting. I can't call to mind any examples from sagas one way or
      the other. That's something we'll have to look for. I saw a
      documentary a couple of years ago about an attempt to row a
      reconstructed viking ship across the North Sea, but they had their
      meals in ingenious, modern, self-heating packaging...
       
       
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