|Author:||Satu (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||February 18, 2004 at 3:39:27 PM|
|Reply to:||Tyke/Tyge/Tycho? by Lars|
Originally in Scandinavia Tycho/Tyko has got nothing to do with the Greek/Latin name Tycho but it is a latinized form of Tyke, an Old Danish name (older form: Tyki). Tyki was a Danish variant form of the Old Norse name Toki, which derives from the word "tok" (fool, jerk). Toki was used as a short form of Torkel/Torkettil (god Tor "thunder" + helmet) as well.
A Norwegian y-sound is quite similar to a French u-sound and a German Ã¼-sound. You can listen to a Danish y-sound here (which is very close to the Norwegian y-sound, I couldn't find a Norwegian sound...):
Click on the word "ny" to hear the "Tycho/Tyke-y"
So Tycho is pronounced ty-koh and Tyke is pronounced ty-keh (for the right e-sound click on the word "tale" on this site:
The stress is on the first syllable.
Yes, Tyge is another Danish variant of Tyke.
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