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- I noticed that the article U-umlaut redirects to this site. However, I'm not sure it should, since U-Umlaut is a phonological feature of North Germanic languages, especially Faroese and Icelandic. Similarly to the I-umlaut, the U-umlaut has its origin in a final -u that pulled the preceding stem vowel towards itself, while itself was being eliminated. Example:
Proto-Norse: *landu (countries), Old Norse: lǫnd, Faroese: lond/Icelandic: lönd Proto-Norse: *barnu (children), Old Norse: bǫrn, Faroese: børn/Icelandic: börn
It's not found in Swedish (probably not in Norwegian either), but there are traces of it in Danish: child = barn, children = børn (compare with Swedish barn, barn).
Article rendered pointless
Came here looking for pronunciation help and found none. Even worse, came to this discussion page and found some know-it-all has deliberately removed the pronunciation stuff. I'm willing to bet 90% of people visiting this page came here to learn how to pronounce it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garygateaux (talk • contribs) 13:32, 6 January 2013 (UTC)