These pages contain various recordings of Old Norse texts read by myself.
I tend to offer both my normal Icelandic pronunciation and and an attempt
at "reconstructed" Old Norse pronunciation.
Please note that what we know
about the way Old Norse was pronounced back in the 13th century is only
an approximation. Furthermore my reading only reflects my knowledge of the
scholarly approximation, not always complete. When I made some of the earliest
recordings I didn't know things I know now.
Furthermore, even if I theoretically
knew all there was to know I still wouldn't be able to pronounce the texts naturally,
fluently or precisely. What you're listening to is, thus, only an approximation
of an approximation. Don't take it too seriously.
That said my efforts are probably
somewhat more accurate than what little else is out there
(see the links
All files are in MP3 format. The sound quality varies depending on the
kind of recording equipment and technical skill I have had at each point in time.
Try listening to the files while reading
the stanzas - see if you can follow.
More recordings can be found in the reader