Shield or skilled?

Bob Drzyzgula bob at drzyzgula.org
Tue Jan 16 19:48:23 EST 2001


I kinda figured it would be pronounced "scald", but
I got over it :-)

I found a RealAudio reading of "The Funeral of Scyld Scefing
in Old English at

  http://www.kami.demon.co.uk/gesithas/readings/bss_oe.html

To my ear, it sounds sorta like "shield". YMMV.

--Bob

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 07:22:31PM +0000, Martin WHEELER wrote:
> Would some kind soul amongst the team who decided on the name Scyld
> please advise the list how *they* would prefer it to be pronounced:
> 
> - as in "shield"    - or as in    "skilled" ?
> 
> Enquiring minds are currently losing sleep over this.
> 
> msw
> -- 
> Martin Wheeler       -        StarTEXT - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - England
> [1] mwheeler at startext.co.uk                   http://www.startext.co.uk/
> 
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