Page on genitives

Sorry for the long time with no updates – I actually picked kind of a bad time to start this website and I’ve been busy with things so I forced myself to make an update this morning.

I posted a page describing Icelandic genitives, along with instructions for the two most commonly encountered problems for English-speakers: using the word ásatrúar, and making a Norse-y patronymic/matronymic-style name. I include instructions on using Beygingarlýsing íslensks nútímamáls to look up different forms of words including genitives, with lots of pictures and a few tricks for when you don’t quite know what to search for.

The post can be found here: https://ordstirr.wordpress.com/language/the-genitive-case/

I also rearranged the links at the top of the page so that they make some kind of sense, now that there’s a little bit of actual content on the site.

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New Post on Rune names

Everything I know (or think I know) about the names of the runes of the elder fuþark. Complete with hypothetical Norse/Old English cognates for rune names appearing only in one or the other.

Read here.

New page on younger fuþark vowels

It always disappoints me that there aren’t more people into the actual viking runes. I think it’s because the vowel system is confusing. I try to explain it in a way that makes sense. I mostly ignore the ą́ss rune ᚮ but I do discuss nasalization a little bit.

https://ordstirr.wordpress.com/younger-futhark-vowels-%E1%9A%A2-u-%E1%9B%81-i-and-%E1%9B%85-a/