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The Troll's Message

 

A man is riding past a mound, who hears some words shouted to him from the interior:

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Foula:
Hørədu hørədu rīa
rīa rīa ræn(na)
sina divla døna vivla
kɔpəra jadla
hɔņdəna bradna.
Hoyr hoyr þú ríðari,
ríð, ríð, renn!
 

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Variant form (Foula):
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sēana divla døəna vivla
kɔpərə kētəl
hɔņdə bredən.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Fetlar version 1 (Scots + Norn):
Geng home to Fivla,
and tell Divla
at de honnins [hȯņins]
wis lopen
in a "tuilly" [tøli]
and brunt de bonnins [bȯņins]
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Fetlar version 2:
Trīra rāra gɔŋga
tell du tivla
at fivla is fa'en i' de fire and is brunt [burnt] her.
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Fetlar version 3:
Du at rides de rød
and rins de grey
tell tūna [tuəna] tivla
at nūna nivla
is väļna väţna
   

 

Norn Old Norse/Nordic English
Fetlar version 4:
Du at rides de red
and rins de grey
tell Tivla taitta (Taitta)
at Vārna vaitta (Vaitta)
is fa'en i' de fire and brunt her
   

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