logo

Video encyclopedia

Old Frisian

3:24

The Sound of the Old Frisian Language (The Creation of Adam & The Day of Judgement)

3:13

The Sound of the West Frisian language (Numbers, Greetings & Sample Text)

1:28

Old Saxon: Ō Ūsa Land

2:43

Mongrel Nation - Brown cow

2:27

Ingvaeonic languages

Old Frisian is a West Germanic language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries in the area between the Rhine and Weser on the European North Sea coast. The Frisian settlers on the coast of South Jutland also spoke Old Frisian but no medieval texts of this area are known. The language of the earlier inhabitants of the region between the Zuiderzee and Ems River is attested in only a few personal names and place-names. Old Frisian evolved into Middle Frisian, spoken from the 16th to the 19th century.
  • Phonology 

  • Grammar 

  • Corpus