Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Viking Language Series)
Jesse L. Byock
Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Book 1 in the Viking Language Series) is an introduction to Old Norse, Icelandic, Runes, and the Viking Age. The beginner to intermediate has everything in one book: Reading passages, graded lessons, runes, vocabulary, grammar, exercises, and pronunciation. A full complement of maps, runic inscriptions, and culture sections explore the world and myths of the Vikings. The book follows an innovative method that speeds language learning. Because the grammar of Modern Icelandic is little changed from Old Norse, the learner is well on the way to mastering Modern Icelandic. A special feature: Viking Language gives a wealth of information about Iceland, where the sagas were written and Old Scandinavian history and mythology preserved. Viking Language 1 is accompanied by Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader, which deepens the immersion. Old Norse is the parent of the modern Scandinavian languages: Icelandic, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Old Norse legends and sagas are the basis of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and a host of fantasy writing and gaming.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (18 Mar 2013)
- ISBN-10: 1480216445
- ISBN-13: 978-1480216440