Old Norse Language Resources
Old Norse For Beginners Web
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A web site with lessons (11 lessons planned – six complete) as well as other
resources for learning Old Norse. Your best bet for beginning to learn Old Norse
is at this site and on its companion e-Mail list. Highly recommended.
The companion mailing list to the Old Norse For Beginners Web site, moderated
by the authors of the site, at Yahoo groups.
Ragnarsdrápa Translation and Read Aloud
This has a side by side, Old Norse/English translation of Ragnarsdrápa.
You can also listen to Professor John Lindow read it aloud using Realplayer.
A portion of text from the Prose Edda read Aloud
This page is not in English but you can click on the links to hear a Realplayer
reading of the text in a reconstructed pronunciation.
The Old Norse Language
A site with much useful information. Still under construction so check back
often. Frames required to access this site.
Beginners Course In Reading Rune Inscriptions
A beginners course in Old Norse that concentrates on reading rune inscriptions.
Frames required to access this site.
Old Icelandic Course Material
Hyperlinked texts, a grammar, glossary and other resources.
Easy Readings In Old Icelandic at Northvegr™
Various beginning texts with glossary.
Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic at Northvegr™
The complete dictionary in HTML and GIF graphic files. RTF files and second proofreading in progress.
Obtainable at Amazon.com UK
A New Introduction to Old Norse
This is a three volume series published by the Viking Society for Northern
Research. I have these books and they are excellent and I highly recommend them.
Don't expect to get them any time soon though. You may have to wait months to
get your order filled so order now and get ready to wait. It took over 3 months
to get one of the books in this series. However, they are worth the wait.
Book 1: Grammar
Book 2: Reader
Book 3: Glossary and Index Of Names
An Introduction to Old Norse by E. V. Gordon
The old standard. Very hard to get through without prior experience or access
to someone who knows the language better. It is still worth getting, but I suggest
going through the courses at the Old Norse For beginners web site and getting
A New Introduction To Old Norse first. It is out of print but you should be
able to find easily find copies at Amazon.com
UK's “z-shops” or at www.bookfinder.com. It is also available at the Oxford University Press site.
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