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Postby mingshey » Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:14 am

The Elder Edda seems to be completed since I last visited here:

http://etext.old.no/

in Old Icelandic.
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Postby Keesa » Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:42 pm

Wow....

I'll bet that would be really cool if I spoke Old Icelandic. :?

Put that on my list of languages to learn next century.
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Postby annis » Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:51 pm

Keesa wrote:I'll bet that would be really cool if I spoke Old Icelandic.


Old Norse (which Old Icelandic is sometimes called). The lessons are excellent for beginners.
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Postby Keesa » Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:02 pm

Wow, thanks!
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Postby Emma_85 » Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:10 pm

Thanks a lot! This site is great (especially if you love Tolkien).

Völuspá :
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5 Veggr ok Gandálfr,
Vindálfr, Þorinn,
Þrár ok Þráinn,
Þekkr, Litr ok Vitr,
Nýr ok Nýráðr,
nú hefi ek dverga,
Reginn ok Ráðsviðr,
rétt um talða.


That whole poem is full of other names (especially Dwarf ones), which Tolkien used. It's great to see where he got his ideas and names from :D .
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Postby Keesa » Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:33 pm

I don't know all that much about Tolkien (he didn't write a book about himself, the way Lewis did, that I know of), but I know that C. S. Lewis absolutely loved the old Scandinavian/Norse legends and mythologies.
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Postby mingshey » Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:15 am

annis wrote:
Keesa wrote:I'll bet that would be really cool if I spoke Old Icelandic.


Old Norse (which Old Icelandic is sometimes called). The lessons are excellent for beginners.


Wow my thanks too, annis!
That was just what I was going to ask for. :D
Because I've just discovered that the Old Norse is quite different from Old English of Beowulf.
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Postby mingshey » Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:46 am

Emma_85 wrote:That whole poem is full of other names (especially Dwarf ones), which Tolkien used. It's great to see where he got his ideas and names from :D .


Yes, you can see many of the dwarf names in "The Hobbit". In another site that provides the English translation of the Poetic Edda, Gandalf is said to mean a "magical elf(dwarf)" and somewhere else it is said to be "staff(wand?) elf"(elf and dwarf are used interchangeably).
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Postby 1%homeless » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:32 am

http://has55.www9.50megs.com/OldIcel/Le ... Norse.html

Here is a bunch of links and resources. There is a link to a scanned Old Icelandic dictionary. There should be a link to a new Old norse grammar book by Barnes. Gordon is great, but the more the merrier. :-) You can't really order it through amazon, but amazon UK has it. You have to actually order it through this university if you live in the US: http://www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs/mrts/

Don't bother trying to find it in that website you have to email them and ask for it. And a pretty good price too! This was part of the reply that I got:

Yes, we have it, and for $15 plus $3 shipping I can let you have a copy. Interested? BTW, there are two other volumes, and if you want all three I can sell them to you at a discount for $30 plus $7 shipping. No smeghead should be without them (I have two sets in fact). :)
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Postby mingshey » Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:25 am

It's great! Especially that OI dictionary. I've bound the pictures into a PDF file. Now, only I have is to print and bind it. :D
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