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Re: Wick?



At 20:35 03/09/99 +0200, you wrote:
>Fjord is something much more special then a bay, an ordinary bay that
>is. A fjord is what they have on Island and in Norway, a bay surrounded
>on three sides by huge mountains. It is also very deep and narrow. And
>of course there's a lack of word in English for it but I believe that
>you usually call it a fjord too.
>
>YES! see.....
>
>Swedish entry word
>
>fjord [fj:r_d] fjorden fjordar noun
>lng, smal vik
>
>English translation
>fjord
>
>This translation came from the Royal Institute of Technology in
>Stockholm and the Swedish board of education.
>http://www-lexikon.nada.kth.se/cgi-bin/skolverket/swe-eng
>
>Best regards
>Lena



Lena,

In Scotland it would be a 'firth'.

A 'vik' is certainly not a fjord but rather a bay just as a 'goe' is a 
narow inlet
of the sea with high cliffs on either side  as with the Sinclair Castle at 
Girnigoe.

Niven

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