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The Forgotten Language of the West: Rediscovering Old Norse, Spoken by Icelanders and Vikings

“When a language dies,” said writer, philosopher, and critic George Steiner, “A way of understanding the world dies with it, a way of looking at the world.” Undoubtedly he is correct. Numerous studies have demonstrated the relationship between language and perception of time, language and memory, and even claimed that the language we speak shapes consciousness itself. AtContinue reading “The Forgotten Language of the West: Rediscovering Old Norse, Spoken by Icelanders and Vikings”

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