[Heralds] Correct formation of Old Norse Patronymics (S or SS)
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Thu May 17 12:28:59 PDT 2001
Borek <borekvv at hotmail.com> asked about the proper formation of a patronymic
Normally in Old Norse you'd see the name as Hrólfr, the possesive as Hrólfs,
and the patronymic as Hrólfsson.
In forms where it has lost the initial H, I expect the formation of the
genitive and patronymic to be the same -- Rolf, Rolfs, Rolfsson.
I think where you were getting confused is in nominative forms such as
Vigfuss that start out with "SS" as an ending. Here the pattern is:
nominative=Vigfuss, genitive=Vigfuss, patronymic=Vigfusson.
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