*The* Sound.

Jan Ivarsson janivars at BAHNHOF.SE
Sat Dec 23 21:14:39 UTC 2000

Not so rare, anyhow. The RHCUD has:
"Sound, n. The, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand..."
Both in Swedish and Danish this sound is often called "Sundet", since the Middle Ages.
"Flintraennan" (the Flint channel) is just a small part of the Sound, the deep (dredged) channel between the island Saltholm and  Sweden.
Like Flintbek in Germany, it certainly draws its name from the mineral, common on both sides of the Sound and in northern Germany.

Jan Ivarsson, Sweden

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Odegard" <markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: den 23 december 2000 00:03
Subject: *The* Sound.

> I don't have any URLs (I did not bookmark them), but if you search on
> <oresund bridge> you'll find the comments.
> Oresund (umlaut over or slash thru the O, depending on language) is the
> channel separating Denmark from Sweden. They just opened the bridge-tunnel
> complex that connects the two. The web pages say, in so many words, that
> 'The Sound' is the usual everyday English term for this body of water
> ('Flint channel', presumably as in the Flintbek culture of Neolithic Europe,
> is the other name).
> Not usual, not everyday; but I have no problems believing this is the
> routine word found on English-language navigation maps.
> Can anyone tie this association down tight? You have to remember that the
> North Sea united the shores lining it, much as the Aegean did to its lands.
> Mark Odegard.
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