https://www.duolingo.com/EH74

Anyone interested in Old Norse?

Am I the only one that wants to learn old Norse? I mean, I'm aware that duolingo would have to implant a Unicode font for the Norse runes, and it would need to record some pretty complex vocal pieces, but I think it would be worth it.

December 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

I WAS thinking it would be cool to have old norse, but icelandic is really close to western old norse... so by learning icelandic, you can read a lot of texts in old norse

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cydoniia

The old Norse texts weren't written in runes.

If you are interested in old Norse stuff, check out Dr. Jackson Crawford's youtube channel. He has tons of great videos about the language, texts, and more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/marina_budzisz

yeah that would be cool

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando

I would do the course, implementing the Runic alphabet would not be harder than implementing the Greek or Slavic alphabets.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Old Norse would be great. But I'm w/ Hermesianax and would rather see Latin and Ancient Greek first.

> Am I the only one that wants to learn old Norse?

No. There have been many discussion of Old Norse in Duolingo forums. Did you do a search for "Old Norse"? Here are just a few of them:

And look up discussions of Icelandic, where Old Norse is often discussed.

There are dozens more. From what these discussion say, Icelandic would be a very good start towards Old Norse, grammar more than phonology. You might consider studying it if you cannot find enough material for Old Norse.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

I’m slightly interested. I’m would enjoy it if it was convenient, but I would still much rather learn Norwegian :3

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer

YES

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermesianax

Interested? Sure. But when it comes to ancient languages, I'd rather they would like first at languages like Latin, ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Egyptian, etc.

I think Old Norse is really cool, but I there's just so much written in these ancient languages that I think it wouldn't be fair to look into those first.

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1

Old Norse was the language of my ancestors and I would like to see it here on DL. But I will be just fine if Icelandic is added but not Old Norse.

December 9, 2017
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