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.

Scottish Islands Explorer - reports in English

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