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Exept for 'Finn'


Feb 8 2013, 5:34pm

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Exept for 'Finn' [In reply to] Can't Post

...none of the dwarf-names from either the Edda or the Hobbit are in common use in Denmark and I don't think in Norwegian og Swedish either. Might be in Icelandic, though, that's much closer to Old Norse. In Denmark 'Thor' is always pronounced 'Tor', well: 'Tr' with a long 'o'. I've even got a son called 'Thorfinn' as middle name.

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I think this youngster's name is probably cultural, rather than from The Hobbit. I wonder if someone who's from a Scandinavian country could tell us if names from the Edda tend to be commonly used there?

What's curious is that I've heard his teacher pronounce it almost like "Torin", without a distinct "th" sound, but the "T" is soft, almost on the edge of being a "th".

"Don't take life seriously, it ain't nohow permanent!" Pogo

(This post was edited by Asger on Feb 8 2013, 5:37pm)

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Rohan Marley? Owns a coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains? Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Jan 31 2013, 2:28am
    Rohan is not an unsual name Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 31 2013, 7:11am
        We have a Thorin at my school. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 31 2013, 11:15am
            Just think, Starling Send a private message to Starling Feb 1 2013, 7:23am
                Erk... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 1 2013, 10:40pm
            Tolkien's Dwarf names came from the (Nordic) Poetic Edda Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 2 2013, 8:00am
                That's why dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 2 2013, 2:46pm
                    Exept for 'Finn' Asger Send a private message to Asger Feb 8 2013, 5:34pm
        Right Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 31 2013, 2:16pm
            just got a puppy... elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 31 2013, 5:07pm
                Photos! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 31 2013, 7:02pm
                    I'll try to post some later, gotta resize for the boards// elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 31 2013, 7:13pm


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