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, not only being a young lady who loves putting accents in her name, is a 10th century Swede who travelled east to the Baltics for trade, and discovered a whole new set of jewellery and clothes waiting!
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, not only being a young lady who loves putting accents in her name, is a 10th century Dane who travelled east to the Baltics for trade, and discovered a whole new set of jewellery and clothes waiting!
  
  
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She will happily talk the ear off anyone who shows the slightest interest in these matters.
 
She will happily talk the ear off anyone who shows the slightest interest in these matters.
  
a member of the [[College of St Bartholomew]].
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a member of the [[College of St Bartholomew]], but graduated and promptly joined the [[College of St Monica]] for her postgraduate studies.
  
 
==How the heck do you pronounce that name?==
 
==How the heck do you pronounce that name?==
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My persona name is Old Norse, which is a dead language. This makes it tricky to know the correct way to pronounce things, however its' nearest relative is Icelandic, and this has been used as a basis for the pronounciation. (At [[College of St Bartholomew|Melbourne University]] at least.)
 
My persona name is Old Norse, which is a dead language. This makes it tricky to know the correct way to pronounce things, however its' nearest relative is Icelandic, and this has been used as a basis for the pronounciation. (At [[College of St Bartholomew|Melbourne University]] at least.)
  
The name itself is comprised of a first name and patrynomic. ie. My fathers name would be , and as I am 's daughter, my last name is .
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The name itself is comprised of a first name and patrynomic. ie. My fathers name would be Úlfvĺđr, and as I am Úlfvĺđr's daughter, my last name is Úlfvĺđardóttir.
  
, , , and are pronounced as in English with an 'owww' sound on the end. So is an aowwww.
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, ĺ, ó, and ú are pronounced as in English with an 'owww' sound on the end. So á is an aowwww.
is called eth, and has a dth sound.  
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đ is called eth, and has a dth sound. (I do realise that I'm using the wrong symbol, apologies.)
  
 
So, a rough pronounciation would be Aows-freed-thur Uowlf-veed-thaar-dow-tear.
 
So, a rough pronounciation would be Aows-freed-thur Uowlf-veed-thaar-dow-tear.
  
Unlike some schools of thought, I was taught to pronounce the -r at the end of the and (genitive case ).  
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Unlike some schools of thought, I was taught to pronounce the -r at the end of the and Úlfvĺđr (genitive case Úlfvĺđar).  
  
 
This really is all moot, since if we were all sent back in time there is no garantee any Old Norse geeks would be easily understood with our accents. It is much simpler to nod, smile and call me Frida.
 
This really is all moot, since if we were all sent back in time there is no garantee any Old Norse geeks would be easily understood with our accents. It is much simpler to nod, smile and call me Frida.

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