(There's another Hope(adfix) too... why would that be one wonders - not really ;)
You are much more learned than I am: I just lived some years in Norway and Norwegian is something that seems to this Dutchman who also lived in England as intermediate between English and Dutch, for the feel of it, without learned linguistics. (So it is easy to pick up for one placed like me.)
And do I recall well you are a mathematician, or was that someone else? (I am F'ed, let's say, to keep my language clean from Wesselytisms.) Just interested... and you'll like the article, I guess.