Fredrik Otto Lindeman

Norwegian linguist

1936   -  

country of citizenship: Norway
occupation: linguist

Fredrik Otto Lindeman (born 3 March 1936) is a Norwegian linguist. He is professor emeritus in historical linguistics at University of Oslo. Lindeman works mainly with Indo-European languages. He has given his name to Lindeman's law, a linguistic law which concerns Sievers’ law. Together with Harald Bjorvand, in 2000 he published 1100 pages of Våre arveord, the first etymological dictionary for Norwegian since Hjalmar Falk and Alf Torp's Etymologisk ordbog over det danske og det norske sprog (1903–06). The book was re-released in a new version in 2007. Lindeman has translated Sagaen om Cú Chulainns sykeleie og Emers skinnsyke from Old Irish and Vardan og armenernes krig from Old Armenian for Thorleif Dahls kulturbibliotek. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
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