Difference between revisions of "Old English"

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'''Old English''' is an early form of the English [[language]] that was spoken in [[England]] around 1000 years ago. It is sometimes called [[Anglo-saxon]]. The language spoken in England is considered Old English [[450]][[AD]] until some time after the [[Norman]] invasion of england (around [[1066]][[AD]]), when it becomes [[Middle English]]. Most Old English texts are now [[Transliteration|transliterated]] rather than being produced in [[period]] typefaces.  
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'''Old English''' is an early form of the English [[language]] that was spoken in [[England]] around 1000 years ago. It is sometimes called [[Anglo-Saxon]]. The language spoken in England is considered Old English [[450]][[AD]] until some time after the [[Norman]] invasion of england (around [[1066]][[AD]]), when it becomes [[Middle English]]. Most Old English texts are now [[Transliteration|transliterated]] rather than being produced in [[period]] typefaces.  
  
 
== Major differences from modern English ==
 
== Major differences from modern English ==
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This version of the Lord's Prayer probably isn't recognizable by the majority of modern English speakers. 1000 AD is before the [[Norman]] [[invasion]] of [[England]] and therefore many of the words in Modern English that were taken from french are not yet present in the Language.
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This version of the Lord's Prayer probably isn't recognizable by the majority of modern English speakers. 1000 AD is before the [[Norman]] [[invasion]] of [[England]] and therefore many of the words in Modern English that were taken from French are not yet present in the Language.

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