weird question but

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  1. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    ...does anyone by any amazing offchance know what on earth this means

    birkebeinerne fore den unge haakon haakonsson paa skitil throndhjem

    It's on some weird old brooch we have, and it's going to really annoy me if I dont find out.

    I typed it into InterTran and this is what I got

    birkebeinerne feed it young haakon haakonsson paa dirty throndhjem

    so :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  2. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    do u kno what language it is? if so u can type "translate" in google and u get some free translator tools. let us kno coz im curious now!
     
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    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    I think it might be some sort of ....Viking language...cause there are vikings on the brooch,with spears,so...I have no idea :shock: it's silver too :shock:
     
  4. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    it does look from-across-the-north-sea-ish doesnt it. maybe swedish? :think: or norwegian? keep trying in the translators see which one works lol
     
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    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    i'm trying...they are not working...the first translation was best so far.. grr this will annoy me
     
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    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    eek me too now! lol wheres squiglet shes very brainy
     
  7. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Well,

    - birkebeinerne: birke+beinerne; beinerne=bones... so "the bones of birke"

    - fore (or actually written føre as I suspect)= take, carry

    - den unge= the young

    - haakon haakonsson= name, literally translated to "Haakon, the son of Haakon"

    - paa: if as written, no translation; if written "på", means "on" or "by"

    -skitil: if as written, is understood as "dirty", specifically referring to feces; if written "ski til", translated as "ski to".

    - throndhjem: possible geographical location; other interpretation is "the home of Thrond".

    All in all: "... the bones of birke took the young haakon haakonsson by ski to throndhjem".

    But that's just my humble opinion. :)

    Signed: Squigs' better half.

    P.S.: Hi to everyone!
     
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    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Throndhjem is a place in norway ;)
     
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    Fluffy Bunny Well-Known Member

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    That is really annoying, had a go myself with no luck. Let us know when you/if you find out....
     
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    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Haakon Haakonsson the Young (10 November 1232 - 5 May 1257), Norwegian Håkon Håkonsson Unge, Old Norse Hákon Hákonarson hinn ungi, was the son of king Haakon Haakonsson of Norway, and held the title of king, subordinate to his father, from 1 April 1240 to his death. He was referred to as Haakon the Young to distinguish him from his father, who was sometimes correspondingly called Haakon the Old.
     
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    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Bahahhahaha not me this time... But my DH.. (you can see him in the photo :) ) He speaks ooogly boogly languages... ;)
     
  12. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    :wave: hello mr. squig!
     
  13. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    Ahh thank you.

    Wonder why this guy was skiing on some old fellas bones :think:


    but as least I know what it means now :cheer: :cheer:
     

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