At 03:07 PM 12/02/2000 -0000, you wrote:
The word order is fairly free; you can have
subject-verb-object, as in English, or something
Heitir konungrinn Sveinn.
Sveinn heitir konungrinn.
Konungrinn heitir Sveinn.
Okay. Now I'm lost again. I understand that word order is pretty free, and
meaning is ending-based rather than syntax-based as it mostly is in
English. However, Why Sveinn instead of Svenr? If Sven is "a king" as
opposed to "THE king" wouldn't it be: Svenr es konungr?
Regarding our poor Sven here... Doesn't SveINN imply The Sven? Or do we use
the -inn suffix when we are referring to a specific Sven as opposed to any
old Sven? If the latter, then would I be referred to as Emmainn?
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at,
maybe you meant 'subject' rather than complement
but the sentence:
"Álf vegr konungrinn ok dverg."
No, a bit of confusion. What I'm getting at would be the English sentence:
The King killed the elf, who is also a King. Two kings, one getting killed
by the other. Would both "elf" and the second "king" be accusative?
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