Old Norse was the Germanic language spoken by the Vikings. Its modern descendants are Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Faroese, also the extinct Norn language, once spoken on the Shetland Islands. Of these, Icelandic has changed the least from Old Norse in the last thousand years. Old Norse also had an influence on English dialects, particularly Scots which contains many Old Norse loan words.
Old Norse language
HomePage | Recent changes | View source | Discuss this page | Page history | Log in |