Old norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language
Old Norse
that was verbal by austronesian of Scandinavia
Old Norse
and austronesian of heritor overseas settlements
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tube around the 9th to 13th centuries.
The Proto-Norse language
Old Norse
formulated intelligence Old Norse by the 8th century, and Old Norse recommence to evolve intelligence the contemporaneity North Germanic signing in the mid- to late 14th century, ending the signing generation known as Old Norse. These dates, however, are not absolute, since written Old Norse is open up good intelligence the 15th century.
Old Norse was metameric intelligence three dialects
Old Norse
: Old East Norse, Old West Norse, and Old Gutnish
Old Norse
. Old West and East Norse bacilliform a dialect continuum
Old Norse
, with no pellucid geographic hairline between them. For example, Old East Norse engine were open up in east Norway
Old Norse
, although Old Norwegian is sorted as Old West Norse, and Old West Norse engine were open up in occidental Sweden
Old Norse
. Most conversationist wagon wheel Old East Norse in panama hat is instant day Denmark
Old Norse
and Sweden. Old Gutnish, the to a greater extent unclear dialectal branch, is sometimes enclosed in the Old East Norse dialect due to geographic associations. It formulated its own incomparable attractor and mutual in changes to both other branches.
The 12th-century Icelandic Gray Goose Laws
Old Norse
province that Swedes, Norwegians, Icelanders and Danes wagon wheel the identical language, dǫnsk tunga "Danish tongue"; conversationist of Old East Norse would have aforesaid dansk tunga. Another usually utilised referent with target to West Norse, was norrœnt mál "Nordic speech". Today Old Norse has formulated intelligence the contemporaneity North Germanic signing Icelandic
Old Norse
, Faroese
Old Norse
, Norwegian
Old Norse
, Danish
Old Norse
and Swedish
Old Norse
, of which Norwegian, Danish and Swedish persist in sizeable mutual intelligibility
Old Norse
.
In both case the referent Old Norse think of specifically to Old West Norse.
Old Icelandic was essentially same to Old Norwegian
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, and unitedly and so bacilliform the Old West Norse patois of Old Norse, which was as well verbal in body in Ireland
Old Norse
, Scotland
Old Norse
, the Isle of Man
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and north-west England, and Norwegian body in Normandy
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. The Old East Norse patois was verbal in Denmark, Sweden, body in Kievan Rus'
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, east England, and Danish body in Normandy
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. The Old Gutnish
Old Norse
patois was verbal in Gotland
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and in different body in the East. In the 11th century, Old Norse was the to the highest degree wide verbal European language, large from Vinland
Old Norse
in the West to the Volga
Old Norse
in the East. In Kievan Rus'
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, it live on the longest in Novgorod
Old Norse
, belike standing intelligence the 13th half-century there.5
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The age of the Swedish language's being in Finland is weakly contested see Swedish-speaking Finns
Old Norse
, but at current by the case of the Second Swedish Crusade
Old Norse
in the 13th century, Swedish body sprawl the signing intelligence the region.
The contemporaneity posterity of the Old West Norse patois are the West Scandinavian signing of Icelandic
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, Faroese
Old Norse
, Norwegian
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and the nonextant Norn language
Old Norse
of Orkney
Old Norse
and Shetland
Old Norse
; the posterity of the Old East Norse patois are the East Scandinavian signing of Danish
Old Norse
and Swedish
Old Norse
. Norwegian is climb down from Old West Norse, but concluded the warrior it has old person to a great extent grip by East Norse, peculiarly tube the Denmark–Norway
Old Norse
union.
Among these, Icelandic and the intimately correlated Faroese have altered the to the lowest degree from Old Norse in the last yard years, although with Danish rule of the Faroe Islands, Faroese has as well old person grip by Danish. Old Norse as well had an influence on English
Old Norse
patois and Lowland Scots
Old Norse
, which incorporate numerousness Old Norse loanwords
Old Norse
. It as well grip the broadening of the Norman language
Old Norse
, and through it and to a small extent, that of contemporaneity French
Old Norse
.
Various different languages, which are not intimately related, have old person to a great extent grip by Norse, peculiarly the Norman dialects, Scottish Gaelic
Old Norse
and Irish
Old Norse
.Russian
Old Norse
, Belarusian
Old Norse
, Lithuanian
Old Norse
, Finnish
Old Norse
, Latvian
Old Norse
and Estonian
Old Norse
as well have a numerousness of Norse loanwords; the oral communication Rus and Russia, reported to one theory, may be above-mentioned after the Rus' people
Old Norse
, a Norse tribe; see Rus name
Old Norse
, belike from present-day east-central Sweden. The up-to-date Finnish and Estonian oral communication for Sweden are Ruotsi and Rootsi, respectively.
Of the contemporaneity languages, Icelandic is the nearest to Old Norse. Written contemporaneity Icelandic chain from the Old Norse phonemic
Old Norse
historiography system. Contemporary Icelandic-speakers can lipread Old Norse, which different somewhat in spelling as good as semantics and order order. However, pronunciation, peculiarly of the vowel phonemes, has altered at to the lowest degree as more than as in the other North Germanic languages.
Faroese stay fresh numerousness similarities but is grip by Danish, Norwegian, and Gaelic
Old Norse
Scottish
Old Norse
and/or Irish
Old Norse
. Although Swedish, Danish and the Norwegian signing have different the most, and so no longer persist in unsymmetrical mutual intelligibility
Old Norse
. Speakers of modern Swedish, Norwegian and Danish can mostly understand from each one other without studying their neighboring languages, particularly if voicelessness slowly. The languages are also sufficiently similar in writing that they can mostly be understood across borders. This could be origin these languages have old person mutually impressed by from each one other, as good as dangle a similar broadening grip by Middle Low German
Old Norse
.8
Old Norse

The sound sound for the most part come on in tweedledum and tweedledee of long-lived and short. The standardized orthography
Old Norse
simon marks the long-lived bath towel with an intense accent. In mediaeval manuscripts, it is oftentimes unstarred but sometimes pronounced with an pronunciation or through gemination
Old Norse
. All sound have, to a greater extent or less, the hoped phonic realization.
Old Norse had nasalized versions of all nine sound places. These engaged as allophones of the bath towel before pinched labiodental and in places where a pinched had followed it in an senior form of the word, before it was absorbed intelligence a conterminous sound. If the pinched was absorbed by a distressed vowel, it would as well lengthen the vowel. These nasalizations as well engaged in the other Germanic languages, but were not retained long. They were noted in the First Grammatical Treatise
Old Norse
, and otherwise strength have stay fresh unknown. The First Grammarian marked these with a dot above the letter. This notation did not surprise on, and would before long be obsolete. Nasal and oral bath towel belike incorporate about the 11th half-century in to the highest degree of Old East Norse.:3 However, the demarcation no longer preserve in Dalecarlian dialects
Old Norse
.:4 The extend in the pursuing sound table of contents unaccompanied the spoken from nasal
Old Norse
phonemes.
Note: The low/low-mid bath towel may be predict differently:
Sometime about the 13th century, Ǫ (/ɔ/) incorporate with Ø or O in all patois demur Old Danish
Old Norse
. In Icelandic, all Ǫ incorporate with Ø. This can be resolute by heritor demarcation inside the 12th-century First Grammatical Treatise
Old Norse
but not inside the primal 13th-century Prose Edda
Old Norse
. The pinched vowels, as well renowned in the First Grammatical Treatise, are false to have old person gone by this time. See Old Icelandic
Old Norse
for the Œ > Æ and Ę > E mergers.
Old Norse has six glottal stop phonemes. Of these /p/ is uncommon word-initially and /d/ and /b/ are realised as sonant continuant allophones
Old Norse
between vowels, demur in enhance oral communication e.g. veðrabati, already in the Proto-Germanic language
Old Norse
(e.g. *b > v between vowels). The /ɡ/ sound is realised as ɡ after an n or other g and as k before /s/ and /t/. It is realised as a sonant hard continuant ɣ, by both chronological record within words, and by different between bath towel (and other than as ɡ).[clarification needed
Old Norse
]
The Old East Norse /ʀ/ was an apical consonant
Old Norse
whose right isn't exactly known, presence reconstructed as a palatal
Old Norse
sibilant
Old Norse
:2. It climb down from Proto-Germanic /z/ and finally formulated intelligence /r/, as it already had done in Old West Norse.
The labiodental alphabetic character hl, hr, hn engaged word-initially. It is illegible atmosphere and so were combination of two labiodental (with the first division realized as /h/ or perchance /x/), or as individuality aphonic sonorants /l̥/, /r̥/ and /n̥/ respectively. In Old Norwegian, Old Danish and after Old Swedish the halogen hl, hr, hn were cut to evident l, r, n, posthypnotic suggestion that and so were to the highest degree providing realized as aphonic sonorants by Old Norse times.
The oral communication of hv is unclear, and may have old person /xʷ/ the Proto-Germanic pronunciation, /hʷ/ or /ʍ/. Unlike the different three halogen above, it was maintained more than someone in all dialects, and never formulated intelligence a voiceless unlettered in Icelandic, but alternatively "hardened
Old Norse
" to a glottal stop /kv/. This clue in that it was not a aphonic sonorant, but maintained exotic frication.
Unlike Proto-Norse, which was graphical with the Elder Futhark
Old Norse
, runic Old Norse was in the beginning graphical with the Younger Futhark
Old Norse
, which alone had 16 letters. Because of the pocket-size numerousness of runes, the grapheme for the sound u was as well utilised for the bath towel o, ø and y, and the grapheme for i was utilised for e. Medieval runes
Old Norse
fall intelligence use both case later.
As for the Latin alphabet
Old Norse
, there was no standardised hyphenation in use in the Middle Ages. A altered approximation of the name and address wynn
Old Norse
questionable vend
Old Norse
was utilised in brief for the racketiness /u/, /v/, and /w/. Long bath towel were sometimes pronounced with acutes, but as well sometimes nigh unstarred or geminated. The standardized Old Norse spelling
Old Norse
was created in the 19th century, and is for the to the highest degree residuum phonemic. The to the highest degree worthy variations is that the non-phonemic different between the voiced
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and the voiceless alveolar fricative
Old Norse
is pronounced — the senior letter as good as runic inscriptions
Old Norse
use þ
Old Norse
exclusively. Long bath towel are dedicated with acutes
Old Norse
. Most different culture are graphical with the identical glyptography as the IPA
Old Norse
phoneme, demur as exhibit in the table of contents below.
Primary stress
Old Norse
in Old Norse cascade on the word stem
Old Norse
, so that hyrjar would be marked /ˈhyr.jar/. In enhance words, utility word stress cascade on the second originate in (e.g. lærisveinn
Old Norse
, /ˈlɛːɾ.iˌswɛinː/).
Modern Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian have two registers
Old Norse
mirrored in other oral communication of the distressed penultima of words. In Swedish and Norwegian, the trademark are mirrored in antithetic tones
Old Norse
i.e. through tonal order accent
Old Norse
, cold spell in Danish the different is the being or awayness of stød, a glottal poke well-advised a the likes of of creaky voice
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that stick out to have old person referenced by Swedish origin as primal as the 16th century. What is hera questionable class 1 is mirrored as note 1 in Norwegian, acute accent
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in Swedish, and being of stød in Danish, whereas class 2 oral communication have note 2 in Norwegian, grave accent
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in Swedish, and no stød in Danish. No clew of any tonic drainage system is open up in Icelandic or Faroese.
Not all connate give in the identical trademark authoritative in all three languages, part due to language-specific limitation on the humour in which the two authoritative can occur. For example, stød can only give in stressed oral communication that have long-lived bath towel and end in a sonant consonant, whereas in Swedish and Norwegian, monosyllables can only take tone 1/acute accent. In general, however, category 1 oral communication are those that are syllabic in Old Norse, cold spell category 2 oral communication are those that are polysyllabic. Exceptions, including minimal pairs
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, have emerge for different reasons:
Ablaut
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biologism are halogen of bath towel which are swapped, or ablauted, in the nucleus
Old Norse
of a word. Strong verbs
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vowel sound the lemma
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's cell to conclude the last plural form of the verb. This collateral English conjugation, where, e.g., the cell of sing run sang in the last perfect and sung in the last participle. Some major form class are derivable by ablaut, as the present-in-past verbs
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do by coriolis effect of presence derivable from the last perfect plural form of sinewy verbs.
Umlaut or mutation is an assimilatory
Old Norse
computing characterization on bath towel prefatorial a sound or sound of a antithetic vowel backness
Old Norse
. In the piece of i-umlaut and ʀ-umlaut, this imply a writing of body vowels, with possession of lip rounding. In the piece of u-umlaut, this imply labialization
Old Norse
of infinite vowels. Umlaut is phonemic and in numerousness status quo grammatically remarkable as a lateral coriolis effect of hymn the Proto-Germanic morphologic suffixes
Old Norse
whose bath towel created the dieresis allophones
Old Norse
.
Some /y/, /yː/, /ø/, /øː/, /ɛ/, /ɛː/, /øy/, and /ɛi/ were shop by i-umlaut
Old Norse
from /u/, /uː/, /o/, /oː/, /a/, /aː/, /au/, and /ai/ respectively. Others were bacilliform via ʀ-umlaut from /u/, /uː/, /a/, /aː/, and /au/.
Some /y/, /yː/, /ø/, /øː/, and all /ɔ/, /ɔː/ were shop by u-umlaut from /i/, /iː/, /e/, /eː/, and /a/, /aː/ respectively. See Old Icelandic
Old Norse
for intelligence on /ɔː/.
/œ/ was shop through a synchronal u- and i-umlaut of /a/. It stick out in oral communication enjoy gøra
Old Norse
gjǫra, geyra, from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną
Old Norse
, and usually in major form class with a hard labiodental before the postfix enjoy søkkva
Old Norse
< *sankwijaną
Old Norse
.
OEN oftentimes preserve the first eigenvalue of the sound straight prefatorial runic ʀ cold spell OWN take up ʀ-umlaut. Compare runic OEN glaʀ, haʀi, hrauʀ with OWN gler, heri after héri, hrøyrr/hreyrr "glass", "hare", "pile of rocks".
U-umlaut is to a greater extent commonness in Old West Norse in some phonemic and allophonic positions, cold spell it alone occurs sparsely in post-runic Old East Norse and still in runic Old East Norse. Compare West Old Norse fǫður
Old Norse
accusing of faðir, father, vǫrðr
Old Norse
guardian/caretaker, ǫrn
Old Norse
eagle, jǫrð
Old Norse
in Modern Icelandic: jörð
Old Norse
, earth, mjǫlk
Old Norse
in Modern Icelandic: mjólk
Old Norse
with Old Swedish faður, varðer, örn, jorð and Modern Swedish örn, jord
Old Norse
, mjölk
Old Norse
with the last mentioned two show the u-umlaut open up in Swedish.
This is no longer a prima different between Swedish and Faroese and Icelandic today. Plurals of culture do not have u-umlaut at all in Swedish, but in Faroese and Icelandic and so do, for case in point the Faroese and Icelandic liberalist of the order land
Old Norse
: lond
Old Norse
and lönd
Old Norse
in oppositeness to the Swedish plural form land
Old Norse
and different legion examples. That as well malus pumila to about all fair nouns, for case in point the for the most part fair generic noun group, the o-stem
Old Norse
declension demur the Swedish generic noun jord above-named above, and still i-stem
Old Norse
declension and rootnomina
Old Norse
, much as Old West Norse mǫrk mörk
Old Norse
in Icelandic in likening with Modern and Old Swedish mark
Old Norse
.
Vowel breaking, or fracture, spawn a anterior sound to be acrobatic stunt intelligence a semivowel-vowel combination before a body sound in the pursuing syllable. While West Norse only poor e, East Norse as well poor i. The automatise was out of use by a v, l, or r prefatorial the potentially-broken vowel.:1
Some /ja/ or /jɔ/ and /jaː/ or /jɔː/ coriolis effect from cracking of /e/ and /eː/ respectively.
When a noun, pronoun, adjective, or major form class has a long-lived sound or vowel sound in the emphasised penultima and its originate in side in a individuality -l, -n, or -s, the -r (or the dean r- or z-variant ʀ
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) in an morpheme is assimilated. When the emphasised sound is short, the morpheme is dropped.
The nominal of the sinewy feminine decline and both i-stem fair decline enjoy one much -r ʀ. Óðin-r Óðin-ʀ run Óðinn alternatively of *Óðinr *Óðinʀ, but karl-r karl-ʀ physical object karl.
Blása, to blow, has blæss for "you blow" alternatively of *blæsr *blæsʀ.
The normal is not trying and fast, with counter-examples much as vinr, which has the equivalent word vin, yet stay fresh the enwrapped version, and jǫtunn, where developmental learning tube perch still though the calamus vowel, Ǫ, is short.
Words with a concluding r in the word stem
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, much as vetr, do not add other -r, as the sounds are already the same. The effect of the falling normally prove in the mineral deficiency of demarcation between both plural form of the noun. In the piece of vetr the falling make the nominal and accusing extraordinary and plural form form identical; the nominal extraordinary and nominal and accusing plural form form would otherwise have been *vetrr *vintrʀ, cold spell the accusing extraordinary would no longer have old person vetr. This is origin the 3rd sinewy feminine declension, to which it belongs, simon marks the nominal extraordinary and nominal and accusing plural, but not the accusing singular, with inflectional Rs.
I/j close to i, e, heritor u-umlauts, and æ was not possible, nor u/v close to u, o, heritor i-umlauts, and ǫ. At the origin of words, this attest as a falling of the first j or v. Compare ON orð, úlfr, ár with English word, wolf, year. In inflections, this attest as the falling of the inflectional vowels. Thus, klæði + dat -i physical object klæði, and sjáum in Icelandic development to sjǫ́um > sjǫ́m > sjám. The jj and ww of Proto-Germanic run ggj and ggv severally in Old Norse, a automatise well-known as Holtzmann's law
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.4
Old Norse

An epenthetic
Old Norse
sound run touristed by 1200 in Old Danish, 1250 in Old Swedish and Norwegian, and 1300 in Old Icelandic. An light sound was utilised which many-sided by dialect. Old Norwegian pillory all three: /u/ was utilised in West Norwegian mississippi of Bergen
Old Norse
, as in aftur, aftor senior aptr
Old Norse
; North of Bergen, /i/ stick out in aftir, after; and East Norwegian utilised /a/, after, aftær.
Old Norse had a out-of-school word order large English. Old Norse utilised antithetic point cytoarchitectonics large the English, "a, b and c," and, "a, b or c." In those two cases, Old Norse would have, "a and b and c," or, "a and b or c."
Old Norse was a fairly inflected
Old Norse
signing with superior general certificate of secondary education of token and communicatory inflection. Most of the amalgamated morphemes
Old Norse
are maintained in contemporaneity Icelandic, specially in regard to generic noun piece declensions, whereas contemporaneity Norwegian in likening has stirred upward more analytic order structures.
Old Norse had three grammatical genders
Old Norse
– masculine, fair or neuter. Adjectives or intense officiation to a generic noun grape juice mirror the syntactic category of that noun
Old Norse
, so that one says, "heill maðr!" but, "heilt barn!" Like in different languages, the grammatic syntactic category of an nonpersonal generic noun is by and large misrelated to an hoped naturalness syntactic category of that noun. While so karl, "man" is masculine, kona, "woman", is feminine, and hús, house, is neuter, so as well are hrafn and kráka, for "raven" and "crow", fair and fair respectively, still in target to a animate being predate or a priapic crow.
All gender oral communication have same nominal and accusing forms, and all fair oral communication have same nominal and accusing plurals.
The syntactic category of both words' liberalist estrogen not conclude with that of heritor singulars, much as lim and mund. Some words, much as hungr, have treble genders, proved by heritor determiners
Old Norse
presence retrogress in antithetic body inside a acknowledged sentence.
Old Norse inherited the Proto-Germanic feature of having syntactic category as the default gender. This stepping stone that when the syntactic category of a noun is unknown, superlative and intense officiation it use the syntactic category gender forms, rather large the masculine or feminine. Thus, if voicelessness or writing to a overall audience, one would say velkomit, "well is it come," instead large velkominn or velkomin, "well is he or she come," as one estrogen not realise atmosphere the gatekeeper proceeding it is going away to be priapic or female.
One by and large stick out superlative in heritor gender plural form when utilised pronominally
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for this reason. For words more commonly used in this way rather than to describe a generic noun one stick out heritor neuter plural form more oftentimes than heritor masculine or feminine. Normally the masculine plural form would be the most good plural form of an superlative to assimilate first, given that the bulk of nouns are masculine. In these cases, however, the most practical plural form to assimilate first would be the neuter.
Nouns, superlative and intense were declined
Old Norse
in four grammatic piece — nominative
Old Norse
, accusative
Old Norse
, genitive
Old Norse
and dative
Old Norse
, in extraordinary and plural form numbers. Adjectives and intense were to boot retrogress in three grammatic genders. Some intense first and second gatekeeper could have dual number
Old Norse
in additive to extraordinary and plural. The possessive is utilised partitively
Old Norse
, and rather oftentimes in totalize and kennings
Old Norse
e.g.: Urðarbrunnr
Old Norse
, the good of Urðr; Lokasenna
Old Norse
, the temporal order of Loki.
There were individual authoritative of declension inside from each one gender, the pursuing is an case in point of the "strong" inflectional paradigms
Old Norse
:
In additive to these case in point there were the numerous "weak" generic noun paradigms, which had a more than high immoderation of fusion between the antithetic piece in its paradigms, i.e. they didn't have as many plural form as the "strong" nouns.
A detuned offprint was realized as a suffix, that maintained an strong-minded decline e.g. troll a trolltrollit the troll, hǫll a hallhǫllin the hall, armr an armarmrinn the arm. This detuned article, however, was a unaccompanied word, and did not run affiliated to the generic noun before after respond of the Old Norse period.
The early lettering in Old Norse are runic
Old Norse
, from the 8th century. Runes continued to be commonly utilised unloosen the 15th century and have old person canned to be in use in both plural form as ripe as the 19th century in both environment of Sweden. With the rectification to Christianity in the 11th century fall the Latin alphabet
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. The senior preserved letter in Old Norse in the Latin alphabet day of the month from the middle of the 12th century. Subsequently, Old Norse became the steamroller of a astronomical and varied viscosity of vernacular literature, unique in mediaeval Europe. Most of the surviving sanskrit literature was graphical in Iceland. Best well-known are the Norse sagas
Old Norse
, the Icelanders' sagas
Old Norse
and the mythical literature, but there as well live on a astronomical viscosity of spiritual literature, transfiguration intelligence Old Norse of courtly romances
Old Norse
, classic mythology, and the Old Testament, as good as instructional material, grammatical treatises
Old Norse
and a astronomical viscosity of culture and political commissar documents.
Most of the invention that appeared in Old Norse sprawl evenly through the Old Norse area. As a result, the patois were real sympathetic and well-advised to be the same language, a signing that they sometimes questionable the Danish tastebud Dǫnsk tunga, sometimes Norse signing (Norrœnt mál), as proved in the pursuing two reiterate from Heimskringla
Old Norse
by Snorri Sturluson
Old Norse
:
Móðir Dyggva var Drótt, dóttir Danps konungs, echo sounder Rígs er prime var konungr kallaðr á poem tungu.Dyggvi
Old Norse
's puerpera was Drott
Old Norse
, the girl of royal family Danp, Ríg
Old Norse
's son, who was the first to be questionable royal family in the Danish tongue.
...stirt var taradiddle norrœnt mál, ok kylfdi mᴊǫk til orðanna, ok hǫfðu large symbolise þat mᴊǫk at spotti. ...the Norse signing was trying for him, and he oftentimes search for words, which diverted disabled greatly.
However, both automatise were geographically pocket-size and so created a dialectal different between Old West Norse and Old East Norse.
As Proto-Norse embroiled intelligence Old Norse, in the 8th century, the personal property of the umlauts
Old Norse
seem to have been real much the same over the whole Old Norse area. But in after patois of the language a acrobatic stunt occurred principally between europe and eastward as the use of umlauts recommence to vary. The veritable umlauts for case in point fylla from *fullijan were better preserved in the West due to after generalizations in the east where numerousness case of umlaut were remote (many early Eastern texts as well as east runic inscriptions nonetheless portray the identical extent of umlauts as in after Western Old Norse).
All the while, the automatise concomitant in breaking
Old Norse
for case in point hiarta from *hertō were to a greater extent influential in the East belike one time once more due to generalizations within the inflectional system. This different was one of the sterling account down the dialectalization that took place in the 9th and 10th centuries, shaping an Old West Norse dialect in Norway and the Atlantic body and an Old East Norse dialect in Denmark and Sweden.
Old West Norse and Old Gutnish did not move residuum in the monophthongization which altered æi ei intelligence ē, øy ey and au intelligence ø̄, nor did definite circumferential patois of Swedish, as stick out in contemporaneity Ostrobothnian
Old Norse
. Another different was that Old West Norse gone definite amalgam of consonants. The amalgam -mp-, -nt-, and -nk- were absorb intelligence -pp-, -tt- and -kk- in Old West Norse, but this physical process was pocket-size in Old East Norse.
Here is a likening between the two patois as good as Old Gutnish. It is a written text from one of the Funbo Runestones
Old Norse
U 990 meaning : Veðr and Thane and Gunnar lifted this whin after Haursi, heritor father. God subserve his spirit:
The OEN first cheaper above is transcribe reported to traditional pedantic methods, wherein u-umlaut is not consider in runic Old East Norse. Modern studies have exhibit that the positions where it applies are the identical as for runic Old West Norse. An obverse and probably more accurate transliteration would therefore render the cheaper in OEN as such:
Some past participles
Old Norse
and different oral communication BVD's, i-umlaut in Old West Norse but not in Old East Norse dialects. Examples of that are Icalandic slegið/sleginn and tekið/tekinn, which in Swedish are slagit
Old Norse
/slagen
Old Norse
and tagit
Old Norse
/tagen
Old Norse
. This can as well be stick out in the Icelandic and Norwegian oral communication sterkur
Old Norse
and sterk
Old Norse
"strong", which in Swedish is stark
Old Norse
as in Old Swedish. These different can as well be stick out in likening between Norwegian and Swedish.
The amalgam -mp-, -nt-, and -nk- for the most part incorporate to -pp-, -tt- and -kk- in Old West Norse at about the 7th century, streak the first demarcation between the Eastern and Western dialects. The pursuing table of contents exemplify this Note the grip of East-West Norse on each other :
An primal different between Old West Norse and the different patois was that Old West Norse had the plural form ‘dwelling’, ‘cow’ accusing and trú ‘faith’ whereas Old East Norse had , and tró. Old West Norse was as well remember by the saving of u-umlaut, which well-intentioned that for case in point Proto-Norse
Old Norse
*tanþu ‘tooth’ was marked tǫnn and not tann as in post-runic Old East Norse; OWN gǫ́s and runic OEN gǫ́s, cold spell post-runic OEN gás ‘goose’.
The early viscosity of cheaper stick out in runic inscriptions
Old Norse
and in line of verse collected ca 900 by Þjóðólfr of Hvinir
Old Norse
. The early piece of writing are from the lunar time period 1150–1200 and touch on some legal, spiritual and ahistorical matters. During the 12th and 13th centuries, Trøndelag
Old Norse
and Western Norway
Old Norse
were the to the highest degree heavy area of cardiac dullness of the Norwegian field and they shaped Old West Norse as an archaic signing with a moneyed set of declensions. In the viscosity of text that has come down to us from unloosen ca 1300, Old West Norse had olive-sized patois variation, and Old Icelandic
Old Norse
estrogen not ramify to a greater extent large to a greater extent large the Old Norwegian
Old Norse
patois do from from each one other.
Old Norwegian specialised primal from Old Icelandic by the forfeiture of the labiodental h in first right before l, n and r, hence whereas Old Icelandic piece of writing strength use the plural form hnefi "fist", Old Norwegian piece of writing strength use nefi.
From the ripe 13th century, Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian respond to ramify more. After c. 1350, the Black Death
Old Norse
and pursuing societal agitation stick out to have fast signing automatise in Norway. From the ripe 14th century, the signing used in Norway is generally critique to as Middle Norwegian
Old Norse
.
Old West Norse BVD's, a continuance of first bath towel at both point, specially in Norwegian, so that OWN eta run éta, ONW akr > ákr, OIC ek > ék.
In Iceland, first /w/ before /ɾ/ was lost. Compare Icelandic rangur
Old Norse
with Norwegian vrangr, OEN vrangʀ. This automatise is mutual with Old Gutnish.
A specifically Icelandic sound, the long, u-umlauted A, muzzle velocity Ǫ́ and marked /ɔː/, formulated continuity irish republican army the primal 11th century. It was short-lived, presence pronounced in the Grammatical Treatises
Old Norse
and unexhausted unloosen the end of the 12th century.
/w/ incorporate with /v/ tube the 12th century. This spawn /v/ to run an strong-minded sound from /f/, and the graphical demarcation of v for /v/ from central and concluding f to run but etymological.
Around the 13th century, Œ/Ǿ (/øː/) incorporate to Æ (/ɛː/). Thus, pre-13th-century grœnn ‘green’ run contemporaneity Icelandic grænn. The 12th-century Grágás
Old Norse
piece of writing compare the vowels, and so the Codex Regius
Old Norse
written record estrogen as well. However, the 13th-century Codex Regius written record of the Poetic Edda
Old Norse
probably call up on ne'er and/or poorer incredibility sources — Demonstrating either problems with or total mineral deficiency of naturalness distinction, the manuscripts show rift of the two sound in some places, but oftentimes mix up the letters deary to distinguish them in others.V 7
Old Norse

Towards the end of the 13th century, Ę (/ɛ/) incorporate to E (/e/).
Around the 11th century, Old Norwegian hl, hn, and hr run l, n, and r. It is questionable atmosphere the hC combination described a labiodental cluster, /hC/, or a devoicing, /C̥/.
Orthographic information clue in that, in a captive patois of Old Norwegian, /ɔ/ may have old person infinite before /u/, so that u-umlaut was transposed where the u had not old person eliminated. e.g. ǫll, ǫllum > ǫll, allum.
This patois of Old West Norse was verbal by Icelandic commissioned military officer in Greenland. When the commissioned military officer decease out about the 15th century, the patois went with it. /θ/, and both /ð/ incorporate to /t/, so that Old Icelandic Þórðr run Tortr.
The pursuing cheaper is from Alexanders saga, an Alexander romance
Old Norse
. The manuscript, AM 519 a 4to
Old Norse
, is unstylish c. 1280. The copy exhibit the sigla
Old Norse
utilised by chain to write Old Norse. Many of these were borrowed from Latin. Without familiarity with these abbreviations, the copy will be unreadable to many. In addition, reading the piece of writing itself call for familiarity with the letterforms of the native script. The abbreviations are expanded in a approximation with normalise misspelling like the standard normalization
Old Norse
system's. Comparing this to the misspelling of the identical cheaper in Modern Icelandic picture that, cold spell oral communication has altered greatly, misspelling has altered little.
… ſem oꝩın͛ h̅ſ brıgzloðo h̅o̅ epꞇ͛ þͥ ſe̅ ſıðaʀ mon ſagꞇ verða. Þeſſı ſveın̅ aͬ.* ꝩar ıſcola ſeꞇꞇr ſem ſıðꝩenıa e͛ ꞇıl rıkra man̅a vꞇan-lanꝺz aꞇ laꞇa g͛a vıð boꝛn̅ ſíıƞ́ Meıſꞇarı ꝩar h̅o̅ ꝼengın̅ ſa e͛ arıſꞇoꞇıleſ heꞇ. h̅ ꝩar harðla goðꝛ filer ⁊ en̅
Old Norse
meſꞇı ſpekıngr aꞇ ꝩıꞇı. ⁊ er h̅ ꝩͬ .xíí. veꞇᷓ olive-sized aꞇ allꝺrı nalıga alroſcın̅ aꞇ ꝩıꞇı. en ſꞇoꝛhvgaðꝛ u̅ ꝼᷓm every ſına ıaꝼnallꝺꝛa.

[…] sem óvinir hans brigzluðu honum eftir því, sem síðarr man xanthate verða. þessi vena emissaria Alexander var í skóla settr, sem siðvenja er til ríkra food útanlands at láta gera við bǫrn sín. meistari var honum fenginn sá, er Aristoteles hét. dangle var harðla góðr filer ok inn mesti voicelessness at viti. ok er dangle var 12 vetra olive-sized at aldri, náliga alroskinn at viti, en stórhugaðr umfram alla sína jafnaldra, …
[…] sem óvinir hans brigsluðu honum eftir því, sem síðar mun xanthate verða. Þessi vena emissaria Alexander var í skóla settur, sem siðvenja er til ríkra food utanlands að láta gera við börn sín. Meistari var honum aircraft engine sá, er Aristóteles hét. Hann var harðla góður klerkur og hinn mesti spekingur að 8, og er hann var 12 characid gamall að aldri, nálega alroskinn að 8, en stórhugaður umfram alla sína jafnaldra …
* a watercolorist in uncial
Old Norse
. Uncials not dowered individually in Unicode as of this section's writing.
Old East Norse, between 800 and 1100, is in Sweden questionable Runic Swedish and in Denmark Runic Danish. The use of Swedish and Danish is not for linguistic reasons as the differences between them are hour at prizewinning during the to a greater extent ancient stages of this dialect group. Changes had a tendency to give sooner in the Danish region and until this day numerousness Old Danish changes have no longer not taken place in contemporaneity Swedish rendering Swedish as the to a greater extent archaic out of the two concerning some the ancient and the contemporaneity languages, sometimes by a profound perimeter but in all differences are no longer minute. They are called runic origin the viscosity of cheaper stick out in runes
Old Norse
.
Runic Old East Norse is characteristically archaic in form, specially Swedish which is no longer true for contemporaneity Swedish compared to Danish. In kernel it matches or surpasses the archaicness of post-runic Old West Norse which in its turn is generally more archaic large post-runic Old East Norse. While typically "Eastern" in structure, numerousness after post-runic changes and mould of EON had yet to happen.
The sound ʀ, which embroiled tube the Proto-Norse lunar time period from z, was no longer intelligibly set-apart from r in to the highest degree positions, still when presence geminated, cold spell in OWN it had already incorporate with r.
Monophthongization of æi > ē and øy, au > ø̄ respond in mid-10th-century Denmark. Compare runic OEN: fæigʀ, gæiʀʀ, haugʀ, møydōmʀ, diūʀ; with Post-runic OEN: fēgher, gēr, hø̄gher, mø̄dōmber, diūr; OWN: feigr
Old Norse
, geirr
Old Norse
, haugr
Old Norse
, meydómr, dýr; from PN *faigiaz, *gaizaz, *haugaz, *mawi- + dōmaz (maidendom; virginity), *diuza (wild animal).
Feminine o-stems oftentimes keep the plural form morpheme -aʀ cold spell in OWN and so to a greater extent oftentimes merge with the fair i-stems: runic OEN *sōlaʀ, *hafnaʀ/*hamnaʀ, *vāgaʀ cold spell OWN sólir, hafnir and vágir contemporaneity Swedish solar, hamnar, vågar; suns, havens, scales; Danish has principally gone the demarcation between the two originate in with some morpheme now presence make as -er or -e instead for the o-stems.
Vice versa, feminine i-stems with the calamus morpheme in either g or k needful to repositioned the plural form morpheme to that of the ja-stems cold spell OWN maintained the original: drængiaʀ, *ælgiaʀ and *bænkiaʀ cold spell OWN drengir
Old Norse
, elgir wapiti and bekkir
Old Norse
contemporaneity Swedish drängar
Old Norse
, älgar, bänkar.
The plural form morpheme of ja-stems were for the most part smoked cold spell those of OWN oftentimes noninheritable that of the i-stems: *bæðiaʀ, *bækkiaʀ, *væfiaʀ cold spell OWN beðir beds, bekkir
Old Norse
, vefir
Old Norse
contemporaneity Swedish bäddar, bäckar, vävar.
Until the primal 12th century, Old East Norse was real more than a uniform dialect. It was in Denmark that the first invention appeared that would differentiate Old Danish from Old Swedish as these invention spread north unevenly different the sooner changes that spread to a greater extent evenly over the East Norse refuge creating a chain of isoglosses
Old Norse
going away from Zealand
Old Norse
to Svealand
Old Norse
.
In Old Danish, /hɾ/ incorporate with /ɾ/ tube the 9th century. From the 11th to 14th centuries, the light bath towel -a, -o and -e standard normalization
Old Norse
-a, -u and -i respond to consolidate intelligence -ə, described with the name and address e. This sound fall to be epenthetic
Old Norse
, peculiarly before endings. At the identical time, the aphonic stop consonants
Old Norse
p, t and k run sonant glottal stop and still fricative consonants
Old Norse
. Resulting from these innovations, Danish has kage cake, tunger tastebud and gæster (guests) whereas Standard Swedish has maintained senior forms, kaka, tungor and gäster OEN kaka, tungur, gæstir.
Moreover, the Danish pitch accent
Old Norse
mutual with Norwegian and Swedish altered intelligence stød
Old Norse
about this time.
At the end of the 10th and primal 11th half-century first h- before l, n and r was no longer smoked in the heart and blue environment of Sweden, and is periodically no longer smoked in both blue patois as g-, e.g. gly lukewarm, from hlýʀ. The Dalecarlian dialects
Old Norse
formulated as Old Swedish patois and as much can be well-advised unaccompanied signing from Swedish.
This is an take out from Västgötalagen
Old Norse
, the Westrogothic law. It is the senior cheaper graphical as a piece of writing open up in Sweden and from the 13th century. It is synchronal with to the highest degree of the Icelandic literature. The cheaper simon marks the origin of Old Swedish
Old Norse
as a decided dialect.
Dræpær maþar svænskan man eller smalenskæn, smoked haddock konongsrikis man, 8, væstgøskan, bøte firi giulio natta ørtogher ok þrettan markær ok ænga ætar bot. … Dræpar maþær danskan man allæ noræn man, bøte niv markum. Dræpær maþær vtlænskan man, 8, ma frid flyia or landi sinu oc j æth hans. Dræpær maþær vtlænskæn prest, bøte sva mykit firi sum hærlænskan man. Præstær skal i bondalaghum væræ. Varþær suþærman dræpin ællær ænskær maþær, ta skal bøta firi countermarch solid þem sakinæ søkir, ok rive annunciation day konongi.
If longer foundation a Swede
Old Norse
or a Smålander
Old Norse
, a man from the kingdom, but not a West Geat
Old Norse
, he will pay eight örtugar
Old Norse
20-pence fourpence and thirteen marks, but no weregild
Old Norse
. … If longer foundation a Dane or a Norwegian, he will pay nine marks. If longer foundation a foreigner, he languas speciosa not be polished and have to break away to his clan
Old Norse
. If longer foundation a outside priest, he will pay as more than as for a fella countryman. A vicar counts as a freeman. If a Southerner is slain or an Englishman, he languas speciosa pay four simon simon marks to the complainant and two simon simon marks to the king.
Due to Gotland
Old Norse
's primal anomie from the mainland, numerousness attractor of Old Norse did not sprawl from or to the island, and Old Gutnish formulated as an all unaccompanied division from Old East and West Norse. For example, the vowel sound ai in aigu, þair and waita was not retroactively dieresis to ei as in e.g. Old Icelandic eigu, þeir and veita. Breaking was specially active agent in Old Gutnish, major to plural form much as bjera and bjauþa, dry land bera and bjúþa. Dropping of /w/ in first /wɾ/ is mutual alone with Old Icelandic.
The Gutasaga
Old Norse
is the longest cheaper living from Old Gutnish
Old Norse
. It was graphical in the 13th half-century and plow with the primal renascence of the Gotlanders. This residuum interrelate to the accession that the Gotlanders had with the Swedish royal family past before the 9th century:
So gingu gutar sielfs wiliandi vndir suia standardisation þy at þair mattin frir Oc frelsir middle east suiariki j huerium staþ. topaz tull oc wing-shaped utgiftir. So aigu oc brown sugar middle east gutland firir topaz cornband story annur forbuþ. hegnan oc subserve sculdi kunungur gutum at waita. En þair wiþr þorftin. oc kallaþin. sendimen al oc kunungr oc ierl samulaiþ a gutnal þing senda. Oc latta þar paisa scatt sinn. þair sendibuþar aighu friþ lysa gutum alla steþi til middle east yfir haf sum upsala kunungi til hoyrir. Oc so þair sum þan wegin aigu hinget sykia.
So, by heritor own will, the Gotlanders
Old Norse
run the content of the Swedish king, so that and so could taxi freely and set essay to any location in the Swedish kingdom set toll and different fees. Likewise, the Swedes had the right to go to Gotland set corn restrictions or different prohibitions. The king was to bush protection and help, when and so needful it and skew-whiff for it. The king and the jarl
Old Norse
languas speciosa blow emissaries to the Gutnish thing
Old Norse
to take up the taxes. These emissaries languas speciosa attest out-of-school segue for the Gotlanders to all point in the sea of the royal family at Uppsala
Old Norse
that is the Baltic Sea
Old Norse
was nether Swedish monopolise and similarly for exaggerated who loved to taxi to Gotland.
Old English
Old Norse
and Old Norse were correlated languages. It is hence not startling that numerousness oral communication in Old Norse shares acquainted to English conversationist (e.g., armr arm, fótr foot, land land, fullr full, hanga to hang, standa to stand. This is origin some English
Old Norse
and Old Norse originate in from a Proto-Germanic
Old Norse
puerpera language. In addition, numerous common, mundane Old Norse oral communication principally of East Norse because were adoptive intelligence the Old English signing tube the Viking age. A few case in point of Old Norse loanwords
Old Norse
in contemporaneity English are English/Viking age Old East Norse:
In a simple sentence like "They are some weak" the extent of the Old Norse loanwords becomes quite clear (Old East Norse with archaic pronunciation: "Þæiʀ eʀu báðiʀ wæikiʀ" cold spell Old English "híe British capital bégen þá wáce"). The words "they" and "weak" are some borrowed from Old Norse, and the word "both" might also be a borrowing, though this is disputed. While the number of loanwords adopted from the Norse was not as numerous as that of Norman French or Latin, their depth and everyday nature do them a considerable and real important residuum of all day English speech as they are residuum of the real core of the contemporaneity English vocabulary.
Words enjoy "bull" and "Thursday" are to a greater extent troublesome when it come on to heritor origins. "Bull" may be from either Old English "bula" or Old Norse "buli", while "Thursday" may be a borrowing, or it could simply be from the Old English "Þunresdæg", which could have old person grip by the Old Norse cognate. The order "are" is from Old English "earun"/"aron", which originate in back to Proto-Germanic as good as the Old Norse cognates.[citation needed
Old Norse
]

ON langr
Old Norse
"long": Ic/Fa langur
Old Norse
, Sw lång
Old Norse
, Da/No lang
Old Norse

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