>I am in perfect agreement (if I haven't misinterpreted your words).
>Such backward reconstructions are always shaky, and since they are
>also "academic", it goes without saying that we will have a group
>of academics, who wildly disagree with one another on the reconstruction!
>Fortunately, most sensible academics simply disregard this question of
>"the correct sound" of Old Norse. It's a pretty fishy concept, and a
>perfectly useless one anyway. I went through the same dilemma, when I
>was studying Ancient Greek. I spent MONTHS reading about it, only to
>realize that NOBODY knows EXACTLY how Ancient Greek was pronounced, and
>that it DOESN'T MATTER AT ALL!
Just out of curiosity, how do you pronounce Ancient Greek
when you have occasion to read it aloud?