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Old Frisian

Postby Meneghis » 2013-03-07, 16:33

Hi everyone!

As a Medieval History graduate student, I am particularly interested in the ancient languages spoken by our ancestors, especially in the Early Middle Ages. My BA thesis was about Lombardic inscriptions, but unfortunately their language is still largely unknown to us; the same can be said of Burgundian and Vandalic. I subsequently decided to focus on Old Frisian (and, maybe, its Modern counterpart). Suggestions are welcome! :D
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Re: Old Frisian

Postby Reinder » 2013-03-07, 16:48

I don't know nothing about ancient languages, so I'm afraid I can't really give you suggestions. However, I feel flattered that you choose to focus on Old Frisian. I have never learned Old Frisian, just because I'm not interested in extinct languages. I am a native speaker of Modern Frisian though, so if there's anything I can do for you to help you, I will.

I don't know what you have to do, but here, under Aldfrysk, you can find some Old Frisian texts from before the 16th century.
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Re: Old Frisian

Postby Meneghis » 2013-03-07, 19:22

Thanks a lot for the website and the help, I will surely start to learn modern Frisian then! :) My interest in it is basically extra-aceademic, I just came to read about Fryslan during my studies, and I found its history very interesting.
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Re: Old Frisian

Postby Itikar » 2013-03-07, 21:46

On the PC it seems I have stored these books for when I have more time:
http://archive.org/details/altfriesischesle00heusuoft

http://archive.org/details/grammarofoldfrie00cummrich

http://archive.org/details/frisischesprach01bugoog

And there is also around a more modern book "An introduction to Old Frisian" by Rolf Bremmer. :wink:
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Re: Old Frisian

Postby Meneghis » 2013-03-07, 21:56

Awesome Itikar, thanks a lot! :D Actually, I just have found Bremmer's book on uztranslations, it seems pretty good and it explains quite well the historical and morphological appects of the language 8-)
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