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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 07:00 PM
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Cool site with lessons for various classical Indo-European languages
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol

They have lessons for:

Armenian
Lithuanian
Old English
Old French
Gothic
Classical Greek
New Testament Greek
Hittite
Old Persian/Avestan
Old Irish
Latin
Old Norse
Old Church Slavonic (Old South Slavic)
Sanskrit
Tocharian

:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 08:23 AM
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1. how cool!
wait....oh noooe!!! I've already wasted 45 minutes there goofing around with Old English....and I promised myself I'd change my intertubing info-junkie ways....

a pox on thee!! :P
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:43 PM
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2. Old English is awesome.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:49 PM by Odin2005
I heard a funny story about an expert on Old English going into a store in Friesland, a region in northern Holland whose people speak a form of Low German called Frisian that is considered the language most closely related to English, and talked to the Frisian shopkeeper in Old English and the shopkeeper understood the guy perfectly! English and Frisian would still be somewhat mutually intelligible were it not for the Normans leading to the loss of the Germanic words Old English had for things involving law, government, cuisine, culture, and intellectual stuff and their replacement with borrowings from Old French and Latin. The contrived sentence "Goose, butter, bread, and cheese is good English and good Friese" sounds almost identical in both languages. The "ch" sound in "cheese" (Dutch "kaas") and the lack of an N in "goose" (Dutch "gans" in both languages links them together.

This is the Lord's Prayer in Old English:

<1> Fder ure u e eart on heofonum,
<Father ours, thou that art in heaven,>

<2> Si in nama gehalgod.
<Be thy name hallowed.>

<3> To becume in rice,
<Come thy rich (kingdom),>

<4> gewure in willa, on eoran swa swa on heofonum.
<Worth (manifest) thy will, on earth also as in heaven>

<5> Urne gedghwamlican hlaf syle us todg,
<Our daily loaf sell (give) us today,>

<6> and forgyf us ure gyltas, swa swa we forgyfa urum gyltendum.
<And forgive us our guilts as also we forgive our guilty>

<7> And ne geld u us on costnunge, ac alys us of yfele.
<And lead thou us not in temptation, but loose (release) us of evil.>

<8> Solice.
<Soothly.>
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-08-09 03:10 PM
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3. I was looking for something like this. Thank you so much!
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