sa wulfs wrote:Hey guys, any chance you stick around and learn Old English or something? It's so lonely here. We can read poetry! Or about a bishop blaming the sinners for the viking invasions! It'll be fun.
johnH wrote:Anyway… I know that wasn't middle English actually if I’m not mistaken old English is considered a different language while middle English is considered a to be closer to a dialect of modern English that when spoken correctly is for people who aren't use to it relatively difficult to understand.
Actually I’m pretty sure I know something about language. Actually enjoyeth, the ~eth would be omitted in translation. if I’m not mistaken that’s some like the definite article applied to a verb. , which I admit I don't yet understand. In old Norse that was used. The English they used in the bible supposedly meant to sound arcane if not outright Snobbish at the time. Which is curious* considering that the English in that version of the bible was actually translated to make it more accessible to the people at the time.
I’m not certainly not willfully ignorant, and I was well aware that I didn't sound very good when saying that.
*what is just as curious is that you guys keep saying I should learn modern English. I actually speak it just at the very least quite fluently. Actually speaking even modern English in the style I meant to imitate would be pretty difficult. In part because much of the grammar and vocabulary is simple omitted misused or left out semi-willfully by habit and imitation.
Actually on that topic, continue speaking old english, didn't mean to distract you. carry on.
Or you could use the Internet!Buy me and mail me things to read in Old English and I will
Uh-uh, sorry, but I'm gonna have to digress on this one!(not Beowulf though, it is so boring).
ILuvEire wrote:A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell is absolutely amazing.
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