Can you say:
<Hann sem er spakr> ?
Von: Lewis, Raymond J. [mailto:lewisrj@...]
Gesendet: Montag, 23. Juni 2003 17:45
Betreff: [norse_course] Question on a single clause
I have a question regarding
something that's been bugging me for some time.
Let's say that I want to say something like this:
he who is wise.
Now - I have some idea of what each of these words are in ON.
he = hann
who = er
is = er
wise = spakr.
A literal translation, then, looks like:
hann er er spakr.
However, no matter how I juggle these words around - I just don't like it -
and I'm led
to the conclusion that I should be using inverted order:
hann er spakr er (he who wise is).
Can some good soul, out there, shed some light upon this issue?
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