邪悪歌 wrote:maybe they should use a language there like the original language of the vinland settlers, i.e. a nordic one
kanske de borde använda ett språk där som det första språk av de vinlandska nybyggare
Där borde de kanske tala ett språk som liknar de första vinländska nybyggarnas, alltså ett nordiskt språk.
I would rather have them speak the language of the local tribes, that had settled there before the Icelanders arrived.
Vinland is taken from the Icelandic spelling, and Wineland is the reasonable English form of the same word, and I choose that since Vinland feels harder to pronounce, and it sounds almost like Finland, which might lead to confusion.
The island formerly called Vinland is now called Newfoundland as you may know now and it's pronounced as "Newfinland" (/nufɪnlænd/, /nufənlænd/, /nufɪnlənd/, /nufənlənd) by all Newfoundlanders.
Just a funny coincidence that It's just pronounced almost like the old Norse name now.
Popular culture has the idea that the Vikings discovered the USA. [Of course these Icelanders were not Vikings, and regardless where they went, the USA did not exist at that time.] I was building on this belief when I suggested Wineland, as that was the name of the most southern areas they named, or are there any further names?
I have not heard that Vinland was limited to a specific island. Instead I was under the impression that Vinland was the North American continent as a whole, apart from Greenland, Helluland and Markland and whatever other named.
Think of the Kensington runestone, probably dating from 1862 or something, that says "8 Geats and 22 Norwegians on a surveying journey fro Winland of West ... " and Winland in that context does not necessarily limit itself to Newfoundland.
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