Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements during about the 9th to 13th centuries. The Proto-Norse language developed into Old Norse by the 8th century, and Old Norse began to develop into the modern North Germanic languages in the mid- to late 14th century, ending the language phase known as Old Norse. These dates, however, are not absolute, since written Old Norse is found well into the 15th century. (Source: Wikipedia)


Use CorpusImporter() or browse the CLTK GitHub organization (anything beginning with old_norse_) to discover available Old_norse corpora.

In [1]: from cltk.corpus.utils.importer import CorpusImporter

In [2]: corpus_importer = CorpusImporter("old_norse")

In [3]: corpus_importer.list_corpora
Out[3]: ['old_norse_text_perseus']