This guide is designed to help you understand more about the role of Scandinavian languages in the origins of place names in Britain. It comprises:
- a brief introduction to the language, and
- a glossary of Scandinavian elements with examples of their use.
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In the glossary, the examples given are drawn from Orkney and Shetland, since in those areas, the Scandinavian origins have been comparatively little changed by later language influences. However, the same Scandinavian influences are present in place names in many parts of Britain.