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When I read Shetlandic

it is in Verdana in my mind’s eye: BÖD JUPPM AAMOS UPPADOGA HEDDERKINDUNK YARG VOAR HENTILAGETS

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Thowgufattles seeky

I suppose it’s too late to call it anything else, but apparently Icelandic schoolteachers call a consistent-looking replacement of the accusative with the dative for certain sorts of verb þágufallssýki, or “dative sickness”, and this has penetrated the literature.

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