pronouncing old norse
> Where do i go to find out how to pronounce ON?there are two ways to pronounce Old Norse: you can use the reconstruction of
the ancient pronunciation, or you can read according to the modern Icelandic
sounds (which is more practical: there are many living Icelanders...).
I think the best thing you can do is to read mr. þorgeirsson excellent
If you prefer going further with modern Icelandic pronunciation, I suggest (and
hope everyone agrees) to buy a modern Icelandic coursebook with cassettes/cds
(I find it very useful in learning ON; the best book is "Colloquial Icelandic"
by Routledge. it's not cheap, but excellent). for the now you can see also:
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "darkhalo772000"
> Where do i go to find out how to pronounce ON?
Click on "getting started".
Or click on "articles" for two alternate guides.
(Click on "the alphabet")
(Page 1, onwards -- perhaps not worrying too much about the
suggestions of the 'anonymous contributor'?)
These are not the only opinions regarding Old Norse pronunciation.
While many details are agreed on by experts, there are still the
inevitable uncertainties. Of the online guides above, those at the
Norse Course homepage are more geared towards the texts as they're