--- In norse_course@egroups.com, Kurt Oertel <oertel@...> wrote:

> From about 500 on in Scandinavia it became:
> armR
> the -R stands for a fricative r (pronounced slightly like -rsh, but
> don't overemphasize the -sh)

How's that written in IPA or SAMPA?

In any case, thanks for that piece of etymology :) I think, though,
that both I and Haukur will try to limit this list to language study,
so linguistic discussions should not be taken much further than this;
if any of you are interested in more linguistics, there are plenty of
lists, and I'd personally recommend the flame-free list
CONLANG@.... to which I'm an active subscriber.