According to a book about the development of the English language, a person in Cumbria speaking the old Cumbrian dialect was able to be understood very well in modern Iceland.
I suppose it depends on where the Norse invaders settled.
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From: N thomsen
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:58 AM
Subject: RE: [norse_course] modern language

Modern Icelandic is almost the same thin as it was 1000 years ago, Icelandic speakers can still understand Old Norse.
Faroese is also similar, but not as much as Icelandic
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian speakers can not understand Old Norse, but much of it make sense anyway
I speak Danish, and the words are easy to remember and the grammar make sense.
os if you can, you should learn Icelandic

From: amadahy_frost@...
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:46:21 -0800
Subject: [norse_course] modern language

Hi everyone,
I know I haven't written in the group but I've been
reading the emails for some time, and was wondering if
someone could tell me which modern language would be
most useful in starting to learn Old Norse? I plan to
take a few language classes this summer and wanted to
start learning Norse at a snail-slow pace, thank you!


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