Old nordish about 900

This is the nearish spread of Old Northish and kindred tungs in the early 10th hundredyear. The red ground is the spread of the speech Old West Northish; the orange ground is the spread of the speech Old East Northish. The pink ground is Old Gutnish and the green ground is the spread of the other Theedish tungs with which Old Northish still kept some evenway understanding.

Old Norse or Old Northish (Old West Northish: Norrœnt mál/Old East Northish:Dǫnsk Tunga) was a Northern Theedish tung spoken in Shedenay from 800 until about 1300. As a Theedish speech, it is akin to English, Theech, and Netherlandish; however, being a North Theedish tongue, it is closer to the nowen tungs of Shedenay. Withal, it is also akin to other Indo-Europish tungs, such as Romish, Greek, Sanskrit, the Celtish and Slavish tungs, and other infolds of Indo-Evelandish. It sprang straight from Ornorthish and soon split into the byleids of Old West Norse, Old East Norse, and Guntish. Old West Norse begat the nowen tungs Norish (Norse), Icelandish, and Faroeish, whilst Old East Norse begat the nowen tungs Danish, Swedish, and Elfdalsk. Of these, Icelandish is the speech that has shifted the least, keeping all of the Old Northish's stavecraft.


Framework board of speechsteads:

Lip Teeth Alveolar Palatal Velar Lip-velar Throat
Stop p b t d k g
Nose m n (ŋ)
Fricative f v θ (ð) s (ɣ) h
Trill r
Approximant j w
Tongueside Approximant l


Old Nordish is a tung of many word endings.

Namewords and HonewordsEdit

Namewords and honewords take endings for namefall, folkhalf, and scoring, and whether they are strong or weak. Here is the stavecraft of a manly nameword, armr, "arm."

Namefall One Many
Underthrow armr armar
Holding arms arma
Giver armi ǫrmum
Accusative arm arma

Old Northish can bind the words "a/an" and "the" to the end of words as well. As byspell, úlfr ("a wolf") and úlfrinn" ("the wolf")

Wording ByspellEdit

Þórr heitir áss, ok er sterkr mjök ok oft reiðr. Hann á hamar góðan. Þórr ferr oft til Jötunheima ok vegr þar marga jötna með hamrinum. Þórr á ok vagn er flýgr. Hann ekr vagninum um himininn. Þar er Þórr ekr, er stormr.

English Oversetting:

A god hight Thor, that is much stark and oft wrathful. He has a good hammer. Thor fares oft to Jötunhome and slays there many ettins with the hammer. Thor also owns a wagon that flies. He drives the wagon around the sky. Where Thor goes, there are storms.




Old Northish SpeechcraftEdit

Old Nordish is well-known for its leethsongs. It is the tung of the Icelandish sagas, the greatest spring of knowledge about the Northish gods, folklore, and eretide.

Links to leaves about tungs (adight)
Tungs Kin of tungs
Indo-Europish tungs
Theedish tungs North Theedish tungs: Faroish tung - Norish tung - Icelandish (High Icelandish) - Old Norse - Old Gutnish - South Jutish
West Theedish tungs:
Weser-Rhine Theedish tungs: Old Low Frankish - Netherlandish tung
Elbe Theedish tungs: Old High Theech - Theech tung - Allmenish tung - Bairish tung
North Sea Theedish tungs: Saxish (Old Saxish - Middle Low Saxish - Low Saxish tung) | English (Old English tung - English tung - Anglish - Lowland Scottish tung - Yola) - Freesish (Old Freesish tung - Western Freesish - Northern Freesish - Saterland Freesish)

East Theedish tungs: Gottish tung - Wendish tung - Burgundish tung

Celtish tungs Welsh tung - Breton tung - Gaulish tung - Gelish tung Scots Gelish tung - Cornish - Manx
Balt-Slavish tungs Slavish tungs:
East Slavish tungs: Russish tung - Borderish tung - White Russish tung
West Slavish tungs: Slesish tung - Polish tung - Bohemish tung - Slovakish tung - Kashubish tung
South Slavish tungs: Serb-Croatish (Serbish tung - Blackbarrowish tung - Bosnish tung - Croatish tung) - Bulgarish tung - Macedonish tung - Slovenish tung

Baltish tungs: Lithuish tung - Lettish tung - Old Prussish - Kurish
Romanish tungs Latish (Folklatish) - Italish tung - French tung - Spanish tung - Portugalish tung - Mirandish tung - Catalonish tung - Romeenish tung - Sardinish tung - Occtaish tung
Greekish Tungs Greekish tung - Grikosh Tung - Tsakonish (Dorish) tung - Pontish tung - Yevanish tung - Cappadocish Greekish - Calabrish tung
Indo-Iranish tungs Indo-Aryish: Bengalish - Hindish - Urdu - Roma - Punjabish

Iranish: Balochish - Pashto - Persish - Kurdish

Other Indo-Europish
Other tungs:
Other Chinish tung - Japanish tung - Arabish tung - Finnish tung - Ungarish tung - Esperantish tung