Thanks LN - you will notice that on the group I appear as Patti - this is because my friends the "Other side of the Water" have decided to re-name me Patti - there are too many Patricias and a Patsy and a Patty
I still sign as Patricia however
So it may seem I am Heiti Patricia - but Kallaðr Patti - at least on the USA side of the Whales Bath
-------Original Message-------
From: llama_nom
Date: 13/07/2007 10:24:42
Subject: [norse_course] More catching up (Patricia's Ch. 4-5)
> Það sá Leifur að hún mundi kunna fleira en fátt eitt.
> This leif saw as she would know more /be wiser than, a lesser one
"Leifr saw that she ('mundi' = most likely, in all probability) knew
more than just a little."  That's to say, she knew a lot; the
implication being that she has supernatural powers.
> Leifur kveðst eigi kunna að gera hertekna svo stórættaða konu í
ókunnu landi "en vér liðfáir."
> Leif declared for himself (for his part) he knew not to abduct a
woman(Z) thus noble/highborn in an unknown land "for we are short of men"
'kunna' + inf. = "to be able to" (Z 10).  "L. said that he couldn't
abduct such a well-born woman in a foreign/strange land, 'with us
(being) so short of men / as we are so few in number.'"
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