Over the course of the last thousand years, the Old Norse language has survived almost unchanged in Iceland. Since modern Icelandic is so similar to Old Norse, it is a very convenient starting point for students wishing to learn the ancient tongue. For that reason, links to modern Icelandic language resources are included here.
The Icelandic Alphabet: How to pronounce Víking-era runes in modern Icelandic. Off-site.
Icelandic Phrase Page: Includes a pronounciation guide and a number of common phrases, terms, and words. Use your browser's search function to find what you're looking for. Offers downloadable audio files to assist pronounciation. Off-site.
Runes and Pronounciation: Just as the name says. Converting runes to Icelandic letters and vice versa, with pronounciations. Off-site.
Speak Icelandic Like a Restless Native: Some common phrases in Icelandic, with downloadable audio files of all the phrases to hear what they're supposed to sound like. A terrific idea, but limited offerings. Off-site.
Runic Swedish Grammar: An introduction to West Norse, with an emphasis on examples from extant rune-stones in Sweden. Off-site.
A Quick Pronounciation Guide: How to pronounce all those special characters found on this and other web sites.Rätt uttydda stavar: Phonetic Transcription of Modern Swedish in Runes
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