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PostSubject: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Mon May 09, 2011 7:44 pm

Ek vil prófa þetta! Svá...

Heil vinar! Hvernug hafa ér (eller þit ¬_¬) það? Tala, folk!
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Mon May 09, 2011 11:50 pm

Finally! People have the balls to try some Old Norse! The only way to improve your language is to try, so people can point out where you went wrong. When these mistakes are learned, then they will not be made again... by this principal, surely this could be repeated until your skills in the language are perfect! Very Happy

Anyway, Auðvarðr... just a few small points.
1) Plural of "vinr" is "vinir".
2) Try not to forget that Heill is an adjective... and that "Heil vinir" could mean that the "Vinir" are "Heil".
In which case, if you were saying "Hale/Healthy friends", vinir is masculine plural, so it would be "Heilir vinir".
But obviously, you're saying "Be healthy, friends" So they must be used as two separate phrases.
In essence, all you need to do is put in a comma. Heil, vinir. Very Happy
It's the same difference between "Good, thanks" and "Good thanks"... the latter implies that the thanks were good. :P
3) If you're trying to pluralise "Hvernug hefir þú þat?" in Old Norse you have two pronounal plurals...
Dual pronouns "We two" and "You two", or standard plural pronouns "We many (more than two)" etc.

If you're addressing ALL the members on the forum, we can easily assume you want to use the standard pronoun... it's not as if there are only two people you're addressing.

So you choose "Þér" which is the standard 2nd person plural. (Þit is the dual pronoun)

Hvernug hafa þér það?

But the verb "at hafa" is conjugated as...
Ek hefi, Þú hefir, Hann hefir, Vér/Vit hǫfum, Þér/Þit hafið, Þeir hafa
(also, það is Icelandic... the Old Norse is "þat")

So it should be Hvernug hafið þér þat? (if addressing two people... Hvernug hafið þit þat?)

Finally, if you're still addressing the whole group... Tala is the imperative singular form... to order one person to speak. To order many, you use the imperative plural form. Which in this case would be Talið. And in Old Norse, it seems common to include the pronoun for PLURAL imperatives... (I think so at least)... and folk has an accent in Norse... Fólk.

Everything else seems pretty good. Very Happy
Well done, bróðir. This is also a great way for me to learn. As I make corrections, it reinforces rules in MY head.
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So what you should have put was...
"Ek vil prófa þetta! Svá...
Heil, vinir! Hvernug hafið þér þat? Talið þér, fólk!"
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Tue May 10, 2011 8:14 am

That was my attempt at an ON joke...It was a comment on the amount of people currently on the forum Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Tue May 10, 2011 12:50 pm

Ó, believe me. I saw the irony. XD
As disappointing as the truth may be. v_v
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Tue May 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Here's my attempt at an Old Norse joke... my grammar's probably wrong...

But...

Tveir laukar sjóðinn í ketilunum.
Einn segir "Úúú! Er heitr hér!"
Hinn segir "Óðins skegg! Málugr laukr! :O"

Hæhæhæhæhæhæhæhæhæhæ!
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Tue May 10, 2011 5:52 pm

Ááá...ek skil þat eigi : (
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Wed May 11, 2011 10:40 am

Give it your best shot! And I'll help you where you get stuck.
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Wed May 11, 2011 2:43 pm

Uuuu helviti...

Ek veit eigi. Hvernug (eller hversu?) segr þú þat á enskum?
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Wed May 11, 2011 11:39 pm

Heathen Norse frown on Helviti... :P So use Helheimr! Very Happy

*Hvernug segir
**á ensku?

Akei, it's supposed to be

Tveir laukar sjóðinn í ketilunum.
Two onions are stewing in a cauldron.

Einn segir "Úúú! Er heitr hér!"
One says "Ahhhh! It's hot in here!"

Hinn segir "Óðins skegg! Málugr laukr! :O"
The other says "By Óðinn's beard! A talking onion! :O"
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PostSubject: Re: Heil (tal á Norrœna)   Mon May 16, 2011 7:39 pm

...hæhæ :P Svá, hvat hafið þit görr í dag?
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