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Hvilket språk er tekstene til Wardruna:

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En gammel form for norsk?

"Skipa skøldur skinandi rød'ull isar aldrtregi hverfandi hvel

Skoll heitir ulfur fagrakvel fylgjer drøstlar draga skinanda god'i

Svalinn heitir stend fyri sólo brim og bjarg brenna fell hann i frå

Á skildi kvad' ristna eyra Árvakr hófi Allsvinns hveli sem hvervar

Tveimar ek Sowelu ristan Tveimar ek Sowelu fahido Tveimar ek Sowelu galan

Sólin málar hæd' og hól hvamma, skálar, bala, ljósum stráljar leiti og ból lyftir sál af dvala."

2 years ago

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Wardruna uses quotes from Elder Edda extensively, so that would be Norse aka norrøn.

Some are from Icelandic poetry.

Some are in Nynorsk.

On a sidenote, "skjema" means "form" as in "document form": instruction, application, schedule etc. The word you were looking for is "en form" :)

2 years ago

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Ah veldig bra, tusen takk for alt!

2 years ago

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And another sidenote: "Takk for alt" is a rather loaded phrase in Norwegian. It's pretty much reserved for being written on gravestones or in obituaries. I understand what you mean very well, but keep in mind that it can have that connotation for Norwegians :)

See http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2009/07/20/norway-4-fjaerland-twilight-zone/ (Scroll down a bit to see a picture of a headstone).

2 years ago

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oh LOL, interessant

2 years ago

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In this song I wouldn't be sure in which language it is written xD. It looks Norse, but then you have frå which is Nynorsk for "fra" in bokmål or "frá" in Old Norse. i doesn't exist in Norse, but "í" (the preposition in) etc.

Then you have this stanza, which seems to be some kind of Proto-norse reconstruction:

Tveimar ek Sowelu ristan Tveimar ek Sowelu fahido Tveimar ek Sowelu galan

The word fahido (I carved) is attested in the Rö runic stone, written in Proto-Norse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6_runestone) . And Sowelo is the reconstructed Proto-Norse name of the Norse rune Sól (meaning Sun, ᛋ).

2 years ago

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wow takk for denne informasjonen

2 years ago