5548Re: [norse_course] my son got killed and I have a friend in prison
- Oct 1, 2005Your friend's being in Jail for what ever reason should not be an obstacle to learning Old Norse, there should be plenty of opportunities to enquire at a library in your own town for books, personally I have a strong feeling for the books published by the University College London, for they also run the Viking Society for Northern Research, these books are not really expensive and Amazon would likely have them, but try Googling for the Viking Society for Northern Research and see what developsThe Books are by Michael Barnes and Anthony Faulkes, Professor Barnes' knowledge of Old Norse is outstanding, as indeed is that of his colleague.The books are in three Volumes soft cover, and doubtless a Dictionary (Recommend Zoega)of course you will find there are many people still devoted to E V Gordon's Introduction to Old Norse, but the Viking Society's books have the edge to my mind, Biased - oh Yes but not I think without reasonWell Randall I wish you every successPatricia----- Original Message -----From: randall_wolfshieldSent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 6:18 AMSubject: [norse_course] my son got killed and I have a friend in prisonHi, I am new to this group. My nineteen-and-a-half year old son got
drowned trying to save his mother in a flood 56 weeks ago in
Jamie (my son) was very into dragons and had dragon tattooes which he
had designed himself. My penpal who is in prison in Florida and
extremely into runes and Odin had a vision in which he saw my son
feasting with Odin because he had died a hero and he drew me a nice
picture of a dragon in honour of my son.
I am a descendant of Odin through Rolf the Ganger and my friend, who
of Irish ancestry, knows of no such descent himself but is extremely
drawn to Norse and Viking culture. Because he's incarcerated in Florida
which maintains a website showing every inmate's photogragh and record,
it is possible to check him out thoroughly in advance of any contact
I found this group searching on the Internet for a way to help my
friend learn Norse so he'd be able to study original texts about Odin
but, I am not really sure how to go about this. I've never taught
anyone a language before and, haven't learnt Norse yet myself.
Cany anyone please advise me?
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