Samansetingin Gjó-kinn í føroyskum staðarnøvnum / he compound Gjó-kinn in Faroese place-names

Eivind Weyhe

Abstract


Úrtak: Greinin viðger trý føroysk staðarnøvn og vísir á at vit í øllum trimum hava eina samanseting av navnorðunum gjógv kv. og kinn kv. (el. kinn­ur k.). Í tveimum teirra hava herð­ing­ar­við­ur­skiftini gjørt at seinra lið er viknað og týdn­ing­urin í navninum tí kámaður og ikki longur gjøgnumskygdur hjá málbrúkaranum. Harvið er latið upp fyri eini morfologiskari endur­grein­ing (re-analysu), sum vit síggja í navna­form­unum Jókin og (í) Gjøkkjum. Hinvegin hev­ur tað triðja navnið, Gjókinnin, varðveitt sítt gjøgnumskygni.

Abstract: The article deals with three Faroese place-names and shows that in all three we have a compound made up of the words gjógv ‘gorge, cleft’ and kinn ‘sloping side of a cleft’. In two of them the stress distribution has caused the second element to become weakened such that the sense of the name has been rendered obscure, and unclear to the language user. This has made possible a morphological reanalysis, as we can observe in the forms Jókin and (í) Gjøkkjum. The third name, Gjókinnin, on the other hand, has preserved its original form.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18602/fsj.v0i0.97

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