Re: [tied] Scandinavian breaking

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17522
Date: 2003-01-11

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Subject: [tied] Re: Old English "a-spylian"

> As far as I recall, "breaking" proper is -el- > -jel-, -er- > -jer-. It's not consistent in East North Germanic, cf Da. bjerg, Sw. berg. Almost all Danish dialects have e: > í& (if with stød: -i?&-)

I mean the "breaking" of short e > ON ja (> jä, je) before a syllable containing unstressed /a/, and e > jo (> jö) before a syllable containing unstressed /u/ (or /w/).


Here's the Gallehus Horn inscription translated into eastern Old Norse (say, runic Swedish):

Jak, Hlägästr Höltir, horn tada.