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Time:03:43 pm
hi everybody :)
i forgot i was in this community at all cos nobody posts here. LOL

but i still thought i'd ask: does any of you study Old Norse or something where you use Old Norse texts? cos i'd really like to find somebody not Danish (cos I'm Danish so a foreign person studying texts in Old Norse would be very interesting to talk with) who are studying Old Norse as a language and/or the Old Norse religion.

I am participating in a class where we talk about the Old Norse texts and what they mean. we talk about the ppl that wrote the texts down and we talk about the research that other ppl have done on this area. i find it VERY interesting and i love to read the old norse texts out loud to my budgie who seems to love listening to that :D

to pass this class i'm going to write a paper about something that is related to the texts we got. i am thinking about writing about one of these two:
1) comparing elements from creation with ragnarok
2) the closed circle as a protecter/maintainer of the cosmos (here i'm, among other things, thinking about the fact that Jörmungandr lies around the earth and biting it's own tail and if it doesn't do this then the cosmos will be "broken")

so... if anybody is interested in these things and would like to talk about them we could perhaps talk about it on MSN or just get this community rocking with lots of cool entries. I'd really like to talk with ppl about all this :D
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meriel_leirem
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Time:2010-09-29 04:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I study (Old) Germanic languages, so of course Old Norse is part of what we look at, unfortunately there aren't really a lot of courses offered on the Old Norse language, just a few literature things once in a while, but that's not part of my studies and I must admit I don't mind it isn't. Historical context does interest me though. Either way I've had an introduction to Old Norse and to some extent to the language history (although I've forgotten a lot of it, because I've used it less than let's say German or English language history). I've also done some runology, where Old Norse of course shows up as well, even though in the older runic inscriptions it's not as dominant as in medieval times, where the Scandinavians are pretty much the last people using runes.
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svalar_unnir
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Time:2010-09-30 12:48 am (UTC)
It would be nice if we could get the community to be more active!

And as you can probably tell by my user name, I do study Old Norse : )
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