My main principle has been to make the book the easiest possible introduction to the study of old-english.
The want of an introduction to the study of old-english has long been felt.
This is so exquisite and old-english that it will continue to charm as long as there are hearts and memories.
The local legislation of the mark appears in the tunscipesmot,--a word which is simply old-english for "town-meeting."
The house has since been considerably enlarged, and ornamented in the old-english style with elaborate barge-boards and pinnacles.
Our "sky" is connected with the old-english seua, and literally means "the place of shadows."
I went on the principle of altering the old-english text no more than was actually necessary to make it intelligible.
Do you suppose they will go on as we work a sampler, make little letters and then old-english text?
At this time of day I suppose it is hardly necessary to prove the elective character of old-english kingship.
In old-english poetry, Caymes kyn is a common epithet for very wicked people.
The English language from the fifth century until about 1150. In the fifth century, the Angles and Saxons of Germany settled in Britain and established their language in the southern part of the island — the region that was called “Angle-land,” or “England.” After 1150, the Norman French language introduced after the Norman Conquest influenced Old English, and Middle English developed.
Note: Old English resembles the language spoken in Germany in the same period and is impossible for a present-day user of English to read without training. Beowulf is written in Old English.