speeds learning by focusing on the most frequently used words in the sagas. It takes you to the heart of Icelandic literature, Viking runestones, legends, and Old Norse mythology that has preserved the early medieval history of Scandinavia. Designed by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse, Medieval Scandinavian Studies and Viking Archaeology, UCLA.
Viking Language 1 is an introduction to Old Norse, runes, Icelandic sagas, mythological tales, and the culture of the Vikings. The 15 graded lessons include vocabulary and grammar exercises, 35 readings, pronunciation, 15 maps, 45 illustrations, and 180 exercises.
Journey through Viking Age Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Britain, Russia, and Byzantium with original Old Norse readings of Vikings, Norse mythology, gods, heroes, sacral kingship, blood feuds, and daily life.
Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in Icelandic and Viking Age sources, including a wide selection of original texts about the Scandinavian gods and beliefs. It provides the tools necessary to read complete sagas and Norse mythic and heroic poetry.
The reader is a wide collection of longer original texts to accompany Viking Language 1. It includes Norse family, kings and legendary sagas, as well as runic verse and eddic and skaldic poetry. The selections range from the Doom of the Gods at the final battle Ragnarok to descriptions of the ring of power, the gold of the dwarves, and the long winter that inspired Wagner’s Ring Cycle, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.
The Old Norse Reader is a stand-alone work-book for classes and the self-learner. It takes the student directly into the Viking World with introductions, history, notes, maps, and cultural discussions. The Old Norse Reader is an indispensible source to learning about Vikings, Iceland, and the Old Scandinavian world with a comprehensive Old Norse Reference Grammar and an extensive Vocabulary.
. These carefully designed audio pronunciation exercises are a vital resource for quickly learning Old Norse.
These audio passages take you into a world of Viking seafaring, battles, Norse myth, Iceland, and old Scandinavia. The passages, are coordinated with the grammar lessons. They are an indispensable component for learning and reinforcing vocabulary, comprehension, and the flow of Old Norse.
Sentences in the audio are divided into phrases that the learner pauses and repeats at will. You choose, you can go fast or slowly. The audio lessons are calibrated to Old Norse spelling and follow modern Icelandic usage. They are spoken by native Icelander Ása Bjarnadóttir with introductions and instructions by Jesse Byock. Click here and listen to free samples of the audio lessons!
Recounting tales of Vikings, Iceland, and the mythology of old Scandinavia, these pronunciation lessons are an indispensable resource for learning vocabulary, comprehension, and the flow of Old Norse.
Sentences in this second audio album for lessons 9-15 are divided into phrases that the learner pauses and repeats at will. You can go fast or slowly. The audio lessons are calibrated to Old Norse spelling and follow modern Icelandic usage. They passages are presented by native Icelander Ása Bjarnadóttir, with introductions and instructions by Jesse Byock. Click here and listen to free samples of the audio lessons!
Altnordisch 1: Die Sprache der Wikinger, Runen und isländischen Sagas gliedert sich in fünfzehn inhaltlich aufeinander aufbauende Lektionen bestehend aus altnordischen Textpassagen, Runen, Mythologie, Karten, und Grammatikbaukästen (mit gratis Online Lösungsschlüssel: PDF herunterladen).
Altnordisch 1 enthält ein vollständiges Wörterverzeichnis, eine Kurzgrammatik sowie Hinweise zur (rekonstruierten - Isländisch) Aussprache.
Hörbeispiele zur Aussprache sind als MP-3 downloads erhältlich auf Amazon.de unter "Musik - Downloads" (oder über den folgenden Links: Viking Language 1 Audio Lektionen 1-8 und Lektionen 9-15), auf dem iTunes Store und cdbaby.com