Michael Beddow has pointed out to me in an off list message that there
may be an error in the German text. And indeed, Michael has probably
found one, but since this is a text that supposedly has been proofread
at the Univ. of Oslo, I don't know whether there is an error, and
whether this has occured in the OCR (highly probable) or in the
typesetting of the book this text comes from (also quite possible).
As I wrote in my answer to Michael, it is strange that I can put a
<choice>-element inside <foreign> and not a <note>!
My answer was:
Yes, it looks like a typo. I have ordered a copy of the original printed
text up from our cellars (I work after all in a national library), so
that I can check it. If the printed text says "Vich" I would still
believe that it is a typo - probably I should use a <sic> or even
better, a <choice><sic>Vich</sic><corr>Vieh</corr></sic>. This at least
seems to be available in <foreign>, but not <note>.