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Old Norse

Postby SynthErik » 2009-12-27, 11:47

Hello!

Does anyone here know where I can learn Old Norse?
Thankful for help

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Re: Old Norse

Postby Lundgren » 2009-12-29, 15:32

The only resource I have is this: http://www3.hi.is/~haukurth/norse/. :)

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Re: Old Norse

Postby SynthErik » 2010-01-01, 16:15

Yeah, I found that one as well.. But thanks anyway :)
Does anyone know any books on the subject?
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Re: Old Norse

Postby modus.irrealis » 2010-01-01, 17:15

Have you checked out some of the out of copyright works at archive.org or on google books? They can be useful for a language like this one.

I once bought An Introduction to Old Norse by E. V. Gordon because it was 75% off (I still think amazon.ca just made a mistake and I got away with it), and although I haven't used it seriously, it seems really good and gets good reviews. It's not the easiest introduction, but I guess that depends on your background. Plus I would assume (perhaps incorrectly) that Swedish helps more with Old Norse than English helps with Old English.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby SynthErik » 2010-01-01, 17:31

No, I haven't. I'll do it right away! I checked out the book as well, it looks good :P And it might be true, as you say, that Swedish helps more than English. How much of the lingo does the book cover?
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Re: Old Norse

Postby modus.irrealis » 2010-01-01, 18:18

It's hard for me to say, but it's set up like a traditional introductory book. There's a series of readings with notes, a short grammar, and a glossary of all the vocab used. No lessons or anything. I came to it having already learned a bit of Old English so there were lots of similarities and I'm sure I could get a passive understanding just through reading. But actually my own introduction to Old English basically used the same method (although I was familiar with heavily inflected languages already) and I don't think it was too bad.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby csjc » 2010-01-01, 18:45

modus.irrealis wrote:I once bought An Introduction to Old Norse by E. V. Gordon because it was 75% off (I still think amazon.ca just made a mistake and I got away with it), and although I haven't used it seriously, it seems really good and gets good reviews. It's not the easiest introduction, but I guess that depends on your background. Plus I would assume (perhaps incorrectly) that Swedish helps more with Old Norse than English helps with Old English.


Get this. Read it over and over.
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Re: Old Norse

Postby SynthErik » 2010-01-01, 20:41

I shall! Thank you very much!
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Re: Old Norse

Postby Vortex » 2010-06-02, 0:20

SInce this thread has been dead for a good bit of time, I'll use it for my own need.

Does anyone know of a good cheap dictionary for old Norse or a old Norse dictionary in pdf form?
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Re: Old Norse

Postby kasa » 2010-06-02, 0:32

There's this dictionary, which is about the best you'll ever find, and it's quite good. It use to be available on this site that was searchable, but the bookmark I have is broken. Maybe you can find it there somewhere still, I didn't look very hard.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby Vortex » 2010-06-02, 0:58

Found it and I think I may have to change my pants after seeing this http://norse.ulver.com/dct/zoega/index.html
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Re: Old Norse

Postby mōdgethanc » 2010-06-02, 20:56

I've seen much worse. Try any Slavic language.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby kasa » 2010-06-02, 20:58

What exactly are you talking about? :para:

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Re: Old Norse

Postby Vortex » 2010-06-03, 2:05

Talib wrote:I've seen much worse. Try any Slavic language.


Oddly enough, I found finding slavic dictionaries rather easy. Hell I even have an etymological Proto-Slavic dictionary
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Re: Old Norse

Postby mōdgethanc » 2010-06-03, 5:00

I thought you were talking about how difficult Old Norse grammar is.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby kasa » 2010-06-03, 5:26

We were talking about dictionaries for Old Norse. ;)

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Re: Old Norse

Postby Vortex » 2010-06-03, 13:39

Talib wrote:I thought you were talking about how difficult Old Norse grammar is.


Oh when I said I had to change my pants I meant it as I got very excited after seeing it's awesomeness.
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Re: Old Norse

Postby Progeniture-celicole » 2013-06-29, 1:32

I got the book A new introduction to old norse, by Michael Barnes, two years ago. This is a trilogy, and I only got the first volume, which is about grammar. It is clearly detailed and well-stuffed. The other volumes are dedicated to texts and glossary respectively, if I remember right. I will probably get myself the remaining volumes. I also lately bought for 2,99 $ the apple app "Old Norse" from Liberation Philology, which provides vocabulary, noun declension and verb conjugation, which two main functions: a revision one and a selftest one. It is very cheap and provides a lot of information. Liberation Philology also has apps for other dead and living tongues, regularly updated.

I hope my contribution helped the others old norse self-students.

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Re: Old Norse

Postby Bijlee » 2013-06-29, 14:25

I have Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas by Jesse L. Byock. I like new introduction, but I favor this one. I guess I just feel like I get more out of it. I also like that Byock added sections on culture and runes. I'm eager for the second book to come out, which is going to be a reader.

I'd like to try out the one by E.V. Gordan at some point, since everyone all seems to be such a huge advocate for it. :P

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Re: Old Norse

Postby księżycowy » 2013-06-29, 16:43

I've been curious to know what Viking Language 1 is like. I almost bought it when I learned it came out, but I held off.


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