Difference between revisions of "Old English"

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:And lede us not into temptacion but delyuere us from euyl.
 
:And lede us not into temptacion but delyuere us from euyl.
   
Most modern English speakers should be able to understand some of this version of the Lord's Prayer. Note the use of the letter , this has essentially the same value as "th" in modern English.
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Most modern English speakers should be able to understand some of this version of the Lord's Prayer when written. Spoken it would sound a great deal different; for instance, ou is pronounced like oo and in general the vowels have their continental value (oorra fahderr thut arrt in ai(r)venas ulwid bai(r) thee nahma, with trilled rr). Note the use of the letter , this has essentially the same value as "th" in modern English.
   
 
====Dated circa 1000 AD.====
 
====Dated circa 1000 AD.====

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