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Old 06-29-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Tropical Florida
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I found a.Old English Dictionary online as i wanted to translate the numbers 1-12 to compare to todays numbers in Modern English to see some simularities between the ancient and modern english languages.

one.........an
two.........twa
three.......prie
four........feower
five.........fif
six...........siex
seven......seofon
eight.......eahta
nine........nigon
ten.........tien
eleven.....endleofan
twelve.....twelf
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Camelot
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When was olde english used?
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:55 PM
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Location: On a hill near a river
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Here are some Old English Kennings (Compound Words). I have given the Anglo-Saxon in Italics, then the literal translation, and the modern equivalent in parenthesis.

Mead Hall

Meodo-setla (mead-benches)
Feoh-giftum wealth-gift (treasure)
Gief-stol gift-seat (throne)
Flet-sittend hall-sitter (guest)
Gold-wine gift-friend (generous lord)
Heorđ-werod hearth-band (group of retainers (battle buddies)
Sele-dreorig hall-longing (homesickness)
Deađ-ræced death-house (grave)


Battle and Fame

Gar-Dena (Spear-Danes)
WeorÞ-mynd worth-remembrance (honor)
Worold-are world-glory (earthly honor)
Lof-dædum praise-deed (war)
Sterced-ferhđ (stout-hearted)
Gar-berend spear-bearer (warrior)
Gar-ræs spear-rush (war)
Ecg-plega edge-play (battle)


Religion

Lif-frea Life-Lord (God)
Frum-sceaft original shaping creation (of the world)
Gast-cyning soul-king (God)
Ferđ-loca soul-enclosure (breast)
Sige-beam victory-tree (cross)
Wuldor-Fæder Glory-Father (God)


The Sea

Hron-rade whale-road (sea)
Hringed-stefna ring-prow (ship - prow carved with ring symbols)
Ear-gebland wave-mingling (stormy sea)
Lagu-flod water-flood (ocean)
Mere-hengest sea-horse (ship)
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:10 AM
 
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When was olde english used?
Sorry, I accidently deleted my post.

Ye Old English, Was used from about the 5th century, Until around the 11th Century, When the Norman Conquest, Started to introduce latin Terms, Into the old Germanic-based Tonuge and created, What is known as "Middle English".

Thats actually quite interesting Yeledaf.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Tropical Florida
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Days of the week
sunday......... sunnandaeg
monday........ monandaeg
tuesday........ tiwesdaeg
wednesday.... wodnesdaeg
thursday....... thursdaeg
friday ............frigedaeg
saturday ........saeternedaeg

Months
january........... formamonath
febuary........... solmonath
march............. hrethmonath
april............... eastermonath
may............... thrimilce
june............... seremonath
july................ maedmonath
august........... weodmonath
september....... haerfestmonath
october........... winmonath
november......... blotmonath
december......... aerra geloa

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:52 AM
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Sorry, I accidently deleted my post.

Ye Old English, Was used from about the 5th century, Until around the 11th Century, When the Norman Conquest, Started to introduce latin Terms, Into the old Germanic-based Tonuge and created, What is known as "Middle English".

Thats actually quite interesting Yeledaf.
Actually, Latin was introduced into English three times: by the Romans, by the Normans, and during the Renaissance.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Albany, GA (Hell's Waiting Room)
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I really hated Crichton's Timeline, but the discussion of linguistic changes was fascinating--as is this thread. Thanks, y'all.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Actually, Latin was introduced into English three times: by the Romans, by the Normans, and during the Renaissance.

Yes, But due to the huge amount of Latin, That was introduced by the Normans as an "Oil Language". It's generally considered, That Old English started to become outdated, Sometime around the 11th or 12th century?

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Old 07-01-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Which is a good point for the future. When the government stores nuclear waste, not to be opened for 10,000 years, the safety directions must be written to people who will see our current language as archaic and unreadable.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Which is a good point for the future. When the government stores nuclear waste, not to be opened for 10,000 years, the safety directions must be written to people who will see our current language as archaic and unreadable.
Wow what a smart idea!!!
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