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English as it was spoken 1,500 years ago!

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posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:17 AM
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For anyone into history and language, this is The Lords Prayer in old English. Amazing how much a language can change, there's only two lines in it that would even hint at a clue as to what it is to modern ears.

www.tha-engliscan-gesithas.org.uk...

[edit on 7-12-2004 by ubermunche]




posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:51 AM
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sounds to me surprisingly like old gaelic. cool link, i could almost imagine a medeval family sitting down to a meal and reciting that! brings to mind images of battlefeilds and such, just the sound of it, like scene from joan of arc (i know that was 1400 somthing) but you get the drift.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 03:36 PM
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I could understand about half the words in the latter 2.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:22 AM
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If you want to hear songs from the same time, the Mediaeval Baebes sing similar things. They are very atmospheric.

www.mediaevalbaebes.com...



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 03:26 AM
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Hi Ravenna, I keep meaning to listen out for the Medieval Babes or buy an album after catching some of their stuff on TV. Your right very atmospheric, do they sing stuff in middle english (which is almost as foreing sounding as old English). I'll have a listen.




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