The Viking Linguistic Heritage

Many Vikings settled in European countries outside Scandinavia where they soon adopted the local languages, but many words from the Viking language (Old Norse) also became 'loan words' in the language of their 'host' country.


A Viking Standard English Dictionary


Viking words in the Yorkshire Dialect


Normandy,  France

bulletViking words in the Normandy Dialect
bulletNorman Family names of Scandinavian Origin

The Yorkshire - Normandy link

Some of the most important regions for Viking settlement were northern and eastern England and Normandy, in France, explaining surprising similarities between, for example, some Yorkshire and Norman dialect words.
bulletThe Normandy - Yorkshire Linguistic Connection
bulletCorresponding Family Names of Scandinavian Origin in Normandy and Yorkshire

How languages are related

- 14. august 2004 -