--- In norse_course@yahoogroups.com, "Blanc Voden" <uoden@...> wrote:

> Is it not wonderful to face newborn?

Do you mean, "Is it wonderful to look at (the face of) a newborn
child"? Maybe. Is it "wonderful" to get caught in a magic fog and
have your friends drown in a bog? Maybe not so much.

> Some say still that it is both wonderful and strange?
> "Under and strange" are as "Day and Night".
> Nothing archaic about that. Period.

"Day and night" might be considered opposites. This is hardly the
case with "wonderful and strange" which are used as synonyms or near
synonyms in this set expression. But your use of the word "period"
suggests that you don't want discuss this matter further. So why post
this message on a public discussion forum?

> We say Somthing like [SEi:th. Y:r] according to " X-SAMPA".

But in the X-SAMPA phonetic alphabet, [t] and [h] stand for separate
sounds. You don't pronounce the middle consonant of this word with a
[t] followed by a [h], do you? X-SAMPA [D] is the correct symbol.
Please take a closer look at the page I recommended [
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-SAMPA ]. It might also be helpful to
read up on some of the principles underlying phonetic notation in
general [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet ].

> Þor(d)n is like in Ma'tthew [South London at Least)

I guess you meant to type "at least EXCEPT in South London"?!

> The main question is:
> Is enndskr a syllable? (Can it be uttered with single imulse of air?)
> If so can some tell me where I can obtain an audible sample, please.

See line 5, MnIc. áður, ON áðr.

See line 8, MnIc. mögur, ON mögr.

Apart from the spelling, we can tell that this ending was formerly
nonsyllabic from the positions in which such words appear in Old Norse
verse, and the positions in which they are unable to occur. More
evidence comes from the assimilations which /r/ underwent when it
occured immediately after certain sounds, e.g. *vísr > víss (in Modern
Icelandic > vís). There was no such assimilation in the syllabic
ending -ur of the nom/acc plural of weak feminine nouns, e.g. vísur.
The evidence is very solid and plentiful; I know of no serious scholar
who rejects it.

> IF Our earth is like Head would it not be nice to give her small cover.

What a lovely thought.

Llama Nom