Re: [tied] Final -r in Old Norse.

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 32870
Date: 2004-05-22

22-05-2004 22:47, Brian M. Scott wrote:

> ['A:lvr], I believe, for the personal name; the 'elf' word
> has a short vowel.

The common noun was also <álfr> (in "standard" Old Icelandic
orthography), with secondary length. This OIc. lengthening before /l/
plus a labial was regular (as in <álpt> [a:lft] 'swan', <álmr> 'elm',
<kálfr> 'calf', <sjálfr> 'self' etc.).