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The Old English alphabet, with pronunciation notes.

The Old English alphabet, with pronunciation notes.JRR Tolkien was a professor of Old English & also translated Old English manuscripts into modern language.some of these he compiled & published.

Linguistic family tree illustration

Beautiful illustration of linguistic family tree shows origins of the world's most popular languages

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree Old World Language Families

spoondrift (Old English)

This is a wonderful word with stirring origins. Nothing to do with the utensil you use to stir your tea, spoondrift is derived from the old Scots word ‘spoon’ which meant ‘to run before the wind’ while drift may come from the Old Norse ‘drift’, like snowd

Old English Psalms (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Old English Psalms (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)



Linguistics Research Center - Introduction to Latin Online:

Early Indo-European language lessons online from the Linguistics Research Center at U of Texas. Among the online materials are series on Latin, Classical Greek, Old English, and Old Norse.

Anglo-Saxon runes (Futhorc) were used to write Old English / Anglo-Saxon and Old Frisian from about the 5th century AD. They were used in England until the 10th or 11th centuries, though after the 9th century they were mainly used in manuscripts and were of interest to antiquarians, and their use ceased after the Norman conquest in 1066.

Anglo-Saxon runes (Futhorc) From the century the Latin alphabet began to replace these runes, though some runes continued to appear in Latin texts representing whole words, and the Latin alphabet was extended with the runic letters þorn and wynn.