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Old English


The Sound of the Shetlandic Scots Dialect (Psalm 23, & Poem)


WEST GERMANIC LANGUAGES: Frisian, Dutch, & Afrikaans (The Lord's Prayer)


The Lord's Prayer in Anglo-Saxon


Language Of The Gods (spoken by the Engineers in Prometheus)


Anglic Love

Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages. It was brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers probably in the mid-5th century, and the first Old English literary works date from the mid-7th century. After the Norman conquest of 1066, English was replaced, for a time, as the language of the upper classes by Anglo-Norman, a relative of French. This is regarded as marking the end of the Old English era, as during this period the English language was heavily influenced by Anglo-Norman, developing into a phase known now as Middle English.
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