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xilman 2020-06-30 09:51

[URL=""]Ænglisc[/URL] is the West Germanic language spoken in [URL=""]large parts of the British Isles and elsewhere in northwest Europe[/URL] from roughly the fifth through the twelfth centuries CE. It is much more highly inflected than modern English so newcomers to the language may find it easier to learn if they already have some knowledge of, say, modern German.

Clarification: Languages closely related to Ænglisc were spoken outside the British Isles, rather than the pure language itself.

Nick 2020-06-30 10:41

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From the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen

xilman 2020-07-04 17:29

Anyone else seen the Beowulf movie?

Parts of it are excellent but the depiction of Grendel's mother seems more designed to [I]tit[/I]illate the modern audience than to remain true to the original.

What I particularly liked is how Grendel spoke Ænglisc in distinction to all other characters whose dialogues are in current Modern English.

xilman 2020-12-25 15:23

Blīþe Gēol!

Nick 2021-02-06 19:11

"A new feminist translation of Beowulf"

xilman 2021-02-06 19:38

[QUOTE=Nick;571017]"A new feminist translation of Beowulf"
[URL][/URL][/QUOTE]Tempted to get a copy based on the extracts available. She has the Ænglisc alliteration down pat.

Gēol ic wæs "Complete Old English", ISBN 978-1-473-62792-5 sealde. Þæs is gōd boc!

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