I took Old Norse in college and was looking for a way to keep from losing everything. I am so pleased to find this delightful app. Some pronunciation help might improve it for people with no prior Old Norse experience, but, overall, it's a great app for getting a little practice in while waiting at the doctor's, taking on the train, or just relaxing at home.
I have been playing with this for just one afternoon, but this is exactly what I have been hoping and looking for in an iPhone app for memorizing ON. Major props to LP on this. I'm definitely looking forward to future support and updates for this app.
Could use pronunciations and different practice methods (like how Duolingo, for example, has problems where you have to type the answer without a word bank, and some where one forms sentences with a word bank), but overall, with what little there is available for this language, this is good practice for what is out there, but has room for improvement.
This app is awesome. Full of nouns and verbs as well as all the tenses associated. My only complaint is that there's no instructions on how to pronounce the words so I don't know if I'm learning it correctly
Get this app!!! If you are one the fence, get it!!!!!! I love all of these apps!!! Would love to see an Old High German app!!! Would also love to see an app that helps students learn basic sound changes in linguistics: Grimm's law, etc. Thank you for these apps!!!
I've been studying the old norse language on my own, it is of a beautiful tongue. But the only thing I'd add in this great app is a voice over. Learning proper annunciation has proven to be the hardest.
Old Norse can be studied as the language of the Eddas and the Icelandic sagas; the ancestor of the Scandinavian tongues; or, because of the Viking presence in the British Isles, a major influence on the development of English. But while many of its words are recognisable, the connections are often vague or misleading, and it follows a more complicated grammar than most of its modern relatives. The answer is ultimately memorisation, which is where Liberation Philology Old Norse can help. Whenever you have a moment to spare, your phone can call up a rolling multiple-choice test that helps you practise Old Norse vocabulary and grammar. Each answer you give is immediately confirmed or corrected, and your knowledge is reinforced by as much repetition as you find useful. • Vocabulary: 335 levels, each testing your ability to translate ten words between English and Old Norse. Interspersed among these are cumulative levels reviewing what has been learned earlier (for a total of 377 levels). • Nouns: Tests your ability to parse and to decline all types of Old Norse nouns. • Pronouns: Tests the declension of Old Norse pronouns. • Verbs: Tests your ability to parse and to conjugate Old Norse verbs, present and past, indicative and subjunctive, active and middle (revised and expanded in 2020). An additional Reference module allows you to review the word-list for the vocabulary test, and the paradigms for nouns, verbs, and pronouns.