Difference between revisions of "Old English"

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* Different grammar (including cases: nominative, dative, genitive and accusative.)
 
* Different grammar (including cases: nominative, dative, genitive and accusative.)
  
== Samples of Old English ==
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[[Media:Example.mp3]]== Samples of Old English ==
 
=== Beowulf (circa 900 AD) ===
 
=== Beowulf (circa 900 AD) ===
[[Beowulf]] is a traditional heroic epic poem in Old English alliterative verse. At 3182 lines, it is far more substantial than any similar work in the language, representing about 10% of the extant [[Anglo-Saxon]] corpus. The poem is untitled in the [[manuscript]], but has been known as Beowulf since the early [[19th century]].
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[[Beowulf]] is a traditional heroic epic poem in Old English alliterative verse. At 3182 lines, it is far more substantial than any similar work in the language, representing about 10% of the extant [[Anglo-Saxon]] corpus. The poem is untitled in the [[manuscript]], [[Image:[[Image:[[Media:but has been]]]]]] known as Beowulf since the early [[19th century]].
  
 
An e-text of Beowulf can be found at http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/beo/index.htm
 
An e-text of Beowulf can be found at http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/beo/index.htm

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