1634Re: [norse_course] Old Norse Pronunciation
- Nov 3, 2001Greetings James,
>I've got a question regarding pronunciation of ON. How does one pronounceYou can pronounce 'v' as an English 'v' or as an English 'w'.
>'v' and 'ö'? Is the 'ö' like in German? And how do I say all this in ON?
The 'ö' is pronounced alike in German and Icelandic. It was not
used in the Old Icelandic period - we use it in this course to
represent a hooked o, pronounced not unlike the vowel in 'cause'
- but short rather than long.
Try Óskar's article for more detail:
In Old Norse 'all this' is 'allt þetta' ;)
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