Re: [norse_course] Re: Oxford Old Norse/Oxford Old Icelandic Dictionaries
Another possibility: if you happen to read German (pretty likely, I should think, in this collection of people): Jan de Vries, Etymologisches Woerterbuch der Altnordischen Sprache. I think I got that right; the book's home and I'm at the office. Any how, etymology! Fun. Spiffy cognates from near & far. Very suggestive.
I don't recall how much it cost me, but it certainly was less than $100--I think around 60, but that was years ago, so by now maybe it is up there after all.
PS: Does anybody know of recordings--tapes, CDs or whatever of passages (esp poetry) in Old Norse using the reconstructed pronunciation? (I've heard Beintensson receiting with the present-day pronunciation, which isn't what I'm after. I know Edred Thorsson did some tapes years ago, but don't know which pronunciation he used (though I would expect the reconstructed).
>From: "rags123us">Reply-To: email@example.com>To: firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: [norse_course] Re: Oxford Old Norse/Oxford Old Icelandic Dictionaries>Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:20:21 -0000>>I posted a similar question a couple of months ago. The general>opinion was that these books cost $$$.>>Recently, from the online second-hand bookstores I bought the one by>Zoega for GBP 85 and Cleasby's dictionary for US$ 200! Needless to>say it made a big dent in my pocket.>>Now www.addall.com lists 2 copies of Zoega's dictionary for around 40>$ each :-(>>Raghavan>
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> Not any more they don't. Someone snatched them up, it seems. Youdidn't
> do too badly, according to that site now.I am addicted to this site. No out-of-print book is out of reach!
> (I didn't know about that site. Very neat.)
This site lists all.
> Speaking of books, one of the searches I just did ran in to "OldOxford
> Icelandic: An Introductory Course" by Sigrid Valfels, published by
> University in 1981. Has anyone seen this, and would you say it's auseful
> book or not?Although it is listed in addall, it has been sold already. I would
also like to know about this book from others. I have seen mixed
reviews about this book at www.amazon.com. I have been searching for
this book for quite some time (www.addall.com, are you listening?),
but if the book is not very useful I can at least console myself :-)
Apologies if I have sounded more like a bibliomaniac.