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Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Old Man; Old Ways
Were the Old Man of Hoy to be human, he would probably speak with a distinct Orkney dialect. It was, as a variant of the Old Norse language, Norn, widely spoken for almost a thousand years. Aspects of it linger in everyday conversations and the subject features in an event organised by the Orkney Heritage Society at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, this coming Saturday.