Talking like an 18th-century pirate? That is sooo “2000 and late.” These days, between the Thor movies and Loki on Disney+, or the TV series Vikings, it’s all about being ancient Norse marauders. Now, a new book is here to help you properly talk as if you were Erik the Red. Called Old Norse for Modern Times, it comes to us from author Ian Stuart Sharpe, with Dr. Arngrímur Vídalín and Joshua Gillingham. They helped bring this book, worthy of the gates of Valhalla, to life via Kickstarter. You can read the book’s official description right here.
Ian Stuart Sharpe
“Have you ever wanted to wield the silver tongue of Loki – or to hammer home your point like a Thundergod? Old Norse is the language of legends and the stuff of sagas, the inspiration for Tolkien and Marvel Comics, for award-winning manga and epic videogames. It is the language of cleverly crafted kennings, blood-curdling curses, and pithy retorts to Ragnarök.”
Old Norse for Modern Times gives readers the perfect phrase for every contemporary situation. Everything from memorable movie quotes (“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Þurfa munu vér skip stærra) to battle-cries to yell on Discord (“Do I look to be in a gaming mood?” Sýnisk þér ek vera í skapi til leika?), from mead hall musings (“ This drink, I like it! ANOTHER!” Líkar mér drykkr þessi! ANNAN!) to tried-and-tested pickup lines (“Nice tattoo!“ Fagrt er húðflúrið“). And there are a lot more where those came from.
Old Norse for Modern Times contains over 500 phrases within its pages. Plus it allows you the chance to add your own. It is the perfect guide for fans everywhere of the ancient Viking ways. It’s a perfect gift for re-enactors, role-players, or those of you out there simply in love with Ragnar. You can purchase Old Norse for Modern Times now via Amazon.
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