I am enjoying writing Old Norse words today. For instance vaðill, meaning 'ford', which has an interesting letter called eth in it which is written like this: ð
You can read more about it here.
It is found in Icelandic and Faroese words and was used in Old English and some Scandanavian languages. I first came across it when helping to catalogue Gunnie Moberg prints last year. Several of the photographs are beautiful Faroese landscapes and some depict the whale hunting that still goes on up there.
á, a chasm. (Look! I managed to type an acute accent on the a and everything.)
Information taken from Gregor Lamb's Orkney Wordbook and Hugh Marwick's Orkney Farm Names.