The dictionary is based on Jakob Jakobsen's Etymological Dictionary of Shetland Norn. Words from Norn texts (from the same dictionary), as well as both versions of the Lord's Prayer, The Ballad of Hildina, Hugh Marwick's Orkney Norn and existing Nynorn texts will be added later on.
A B D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V Y Ø Å
nm. - masculine substantive
nf. - feminine substantive
nn. - neuter substantive
adj. - adjective
adv. - adverb
pron. - pronoun
vs. - strong verb
vw. - weak verb
vpp. - preterite-present verb
prep. - preposition
conj. - conjunction
Default grammatical classification:
- Masculine substantives belong to the 1st strong class ("hest"), when they end in a consonant or to the weak class ("skuggi") when they end in -i.
- Feminine substantives belong to the 2nd strong class ("ferd") when they end in a consonant or to the weak class ("voga") when they end in -a.
- Neuter substantives belong to the strong class ("lamb") when they end in a consonant or to the weak class ("joga") when they end in -a.
- Weak verbs belong to the 2nd weak class ("kalla").
Other classes are explicitly specified. Grammatical keys are subject to revision.