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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 11:52:42 PM »
As it happens, I'm in the middle of a big project in names, and I came across Jófríðr and like names the other day.

I can tell you that Jó- in Jófríðr most likely does not represent jór 'horse'. What exactly it does mean I cannot tell you, but the element can also be found in jódís 'sister': heitir ek systir, dís, jódís "a sister is called dís and jódís." But it is probably related to jóð 'baby', which has its parallels in continental names, e.g. Old High German Eutbrand, Euthar, Old Saxon Eodbert, Eodfriđ. Perhaps at the time of names like Jófríðr the element had come to mean something vague and general as 'dear, kin'.

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 01:08:38 AM »
Interesting, thanks for that! Most dubious internet sources seem to think it meant "horse", like the Norwegian (nynorsk) Wiki article:
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Det norrøne Jófríðr er sett saman av jór, 'hest' og frjá, 'elska'.
I don't know, I'd say both name elements are plausible, but it's hard to argue against an (almost) perfect equivalent like "Eodfriđ".

Þorkell, when I said "beautiful as a horse" I wasn't being too serious, since names, even when their meaning was transparent, were largely conventional and people didn't generally analyze them as normal compounds. :p "Horse+beautiful" would have been closer to what an ON native might have heard, if they linked jó- to "horse" in the first place regardless of its etymology.
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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2012, 09:23:10 AM »
Do not worry Hrotha, a beautiful horse is not so bad, at least better than the meaning of the name " Asa". :D

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2012, 09:30:29 AM »
and you can look at it from this side that Jofridr is beautiful and strong as a horse  :D

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2012, 08:15:39 PM »
How do I get these custom characters (e.g ó, ð ) in my name?

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2012, 10:38:26 AM »
with ALT combinations

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2012, 02:25:12 PM »
Here you are  http://www.forlang.wsu.edu/help/keyboards.asp  this is  about alt combination ,but  he wants to know how to use it in game  and actually me either. 8-)

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2012, 11:10:32 AM »
I'm not sure we're allowed to disclose that information. It's super secret.

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 11:40:23 AM »
Wé ne sculan onbindan stæfrúne –
We must not unbind the staff-rown (letter-secret)!

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012, 06:16:14 PM »
I am pretty sure you can change the language of your computer to Icelandic, and get all the fancy letters. Not sure though. Greedy Fyrninga should share their wisdom, not hide it like old women!
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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2012, 08:25:26 PM »
It's so stupid M&B doesn't allow fancy letters but you can still stick them in with a hex editor. Icelandic keyboard ain't much help  :?

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2012, 07:30:09 PM »
It's so stupid M&B doesn't allow fancy letters but you can still stick them in with a hex editor. Icelandic keyboard ain't much help  :?
I tried to make Polish letters in nick with hex editor and it didn't work :/

Please, could someone help poor brother(s) of war in this matter? I just spent more an hour to gain nothing, instead of playing that mod...
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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 12:35:01 AM »
I am pretty sure you can change the language of your computer to Icelandic, and get all the fancy letters. Not sure though. Greedy Fyrninga should share their wisdom, not hide it like old women!


English woman says no

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 12:50:43 AM »

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Someone should photoshop a byrnie and helmet into this:

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Re: NAFNGIFT – get a period name
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2012, 12:35:03 PM »
Hmmm, thinking about changing from Mekatataku to; Grim Vǫrsa