Entries Tagged ‘Words’

Words are Nice

Old Norse had a great impact on the English language during the Viking Age.  However, even in modern day speech, with the introduction of new words, I find many parallels to English and Norwegian.  In Australia (at least) we have a word ‘more-some’.  I don’t know how it started – it could have been inspired […]

How Vikings Shaped the English Language

wordvikingMany English words actually come from old Norse language – brought by Vikings to England in medieval times. Here are some words you have probably uttered without realising you are speaking Norwegian!

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