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HWÃ†T, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum, Ã¾eodcyninga Ã¾rym gefrunon, hu Ã°a Ã¦Ã¾elingas ellen fremedon!
Seriously, that is English.
Here is someone speaking those lines:
This stuff is so cool.
Old English was a Germanic language. Hardly surprising, as the Angles were a Germanic people.
Modern English is very different, but it is based on Old English. Not on German, although the two are very similar (a modern German speaker can understand Old English far better than a modern English speaker). Norman French is another very large influence on modern English, as a result of the conquest in 1066. Latin is another, both directly and via the Norman French.
Modern English also contains some elements of Old Norse (a lot of fighting and a brief conquest in the late 10th century), old Welsh and Cornish (related languages spoken very widely here before the Roman conquest and remaining for centuries afterwards) and a seasoning of numerous languages as a result of the British Empire.
But most of the vulgar language comes straight from Old English, i.e. is Germanic.
Yes, an LP. It`s that old.
Hence the lack of video, although someone later made that excellent simple Flash animation for it.
And am I supposed to not see anything?
new comments rule btw
2. VERY VERY old BUT there`s a MUCH better video with some animation diagrams that is like 100x better than this! Here`s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcCzj_yR...
FIVE drat|NG YEARS AGO
And I have seen this several times... not on here though.
I think Dude is a more versitile word, and anyone can say and type that wherever they want.
actually nvm. just old.
They kept F**King me off