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Re: shipwrecked on the Faeroe Islands

Posted: 16 May 2004 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2005 2:04PM GMT
From prehistoric times to the coming of steam trains in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, the seas were the freeways of transport and the fastest route - so not a barrier at all.

East coast of England fishermen to this day meet their colleagues from the west coast of Denmark at sea on the fishing banks,and the dialects have striking similarities, traditionally they could understand each other.

House and mouse in southern england is pronounced *hoose and moose in Scotland - and the same in Faeroes but written hus and mus, Iceland Norway Denmark AND in Germany haus and maus and in Flemmish or Dutch too with a softer vowel huis muis.

So a shipwrecked sailor or one that fell in love with a local girl, you may never know.

Hugh W
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Hugh_Watkins 16 May 2004 6:24PM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 16 May 2004 6:39PM GMT 
lacohen 19 Aug 2005 4:22AM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 19 Aug 2005 6:37AM GMT 
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