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Old English Lesson List Page!

This thread contains the complete list of lessons for OE and is updated as a new one is released - bookmark this page if you wish to keep updated (this thread is also linked to my profile bio)

Ænglisc / Old English - Tips for Learning Old English!

Old English Keyboard Layout:

I - Alphabet:

II - Basic Phrase I - Greetings / Farewells:

III - Basic Phrases II - Introducing Yourself:

IV - Basic Phrases III - Conversational Questions:

OE for Children - I - Lullaby (Slǣp, Slǣp):

V - Grammar & Grammatical Cases I - An Overview:

VI - Grammar & Grammitical Cases II - Nominative Case:

VII - Grammar & Grammitical Cases III - Accusative Case:

VIII - Grammar & Grammatical Cases IV - The Genitive Case:

IX - Grammar & Grammatical Cases V - The Dative Case:

X - Grammar & Grammatical Cases VI - The Instrumental Case:

OE for Children - II - Lullaby (Fīf Īsentas):

XI - Grammar & Grammatical Cases VII - The Indicative Mood:

XII - Grammar & Grammatical Cases VIII - The Subjunctive Mood:

XIII - Grammar & Grammatical Cases IX - The Imperative Mood:

XIV - Pronouns I - 1st Person Pronouns:

XV - Pronouns II - 2nd Person Pronouns:

XVI - Pronouns III - 3rd Person Pronouns:

Duo goes to: Englaland

XVII - Pronouns IV - Interrogative Pronouns:

XVIII - Pronouns V - 'The / That'

XIX - Pronouns VI -'This / These'

XX - Adjectives I - An Overview of Strong and Weak

XXI - Adjectives II - Strong Adjective Decle[n]sions - General

XXII - Adjectives III - Adjectives with an æ in the stem!

XXIII - Adjectives IV - Weak Declesions!!!!

Ænglisc / Old English - Fæder Ūre (Lord's Prayer recited)

Ænglisc / Old English - Bede's Death Song (West Saxon Dialect)

Ænglisc / Old English - Offering Spell for Wōden/Ƿōden

Ænglisc / Old English - Conversations!

Ænglisc / Old English - Comparing it with Other Languages!

Ænglisc / Old English - Vocabulary!

Ænglisc / Old English - Prose / Poetry Recited!

Ænglisc / Old English - Drēamcræft (music)

Ænglisc / Old English - - Wyrd biþ ful ārǣd - What does this mean?

Iċ Þancie ēow for your support!

Ænglisc / Old English - Valentine Day Edition!! (Happy St. Valentines Day!)

For more extensive lessons, click here -

August 30, 2016

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eard_Stapa

Thank you! I hope this inspires more people to vote for an Old English course on here and maybe even inspires the Duo staff to approve it and add it to the incubator. I took a semester of Anglo Saxon online and really enjoyed it so I have a basic knowledge of the language and with a dictionary and my old grammar notebook from the course I can decipher texts and poetry. I would love to offer my application to contribute to the course but right now I am a graduate student and I don't have enough time to contribute, especially with my other language-learning progress. But if the course gets approved to the incubator, maybe I will consider renewing my study of the language to help out.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

That is good, as I could imagine you and Cefin working together on an OE course. I hope that he would wish to help make it :)

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOKOJOKO83

May I ask which online course you took?

May 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eard_Stapa

I took an introductory course with Prof. Michael Drout through Signum University.

May 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOKOJOKO83

Thank you :)

May 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eard_Stapa

They also offered a semester of Beowulf in the original last summer but I was too busy at the time to take it, unfortunately.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cinnamonily

Cool!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

Thanks! I hope that I can spread the wonders of OE to all!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cinnamonily

Me too- that would be great. I tried out all the sites and they were all awesome!!!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

Indeed! Treating OE as a living language is a new and efficient way to learn it, I hope that you will wish to keep up to date with the youtube channels that I linked into my lessons!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

Woah! Difficult! >_< But interesting! :)

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

Indeed, but learning any Old Language is difficult, I guess, however, if you sstick with it, it works wonders!

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

Sure you're right :)

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

Indeed! Still, treating OE as a living language is a new and efficient way to learn it

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdr51

C. S. Lewis believed that no one could be a complete scholar of English until he/she had mastered not just Old English, but Anglo-Saxon. Which is to say, then, that learning about the topic itself bears gifts to anyone who speaks or uses English themselves.

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eard_Stapa

Anglo-Saxon and Old English are actually synonymous; some scholars just prefer one term over the other. Lewis was probably referring to Middle English, which would make a little more sense in that quote.

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdr51

Ah thanks, I didn't know that. It's more likely Lewis used one term in one place and another in another place and I didn't understand it was the same thing.

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sgj213

This is awesome. I think I might be inspired. Thank you so much for this!

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

You are welcome!

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuneWyrm

I would truly love to learn this language. I know it's not useful in terms of communicating with others across the world but it would be great to be introduced to the poetical feel of Old English. Perhaps the people of England may be able to re-connect to their roots with this language :)

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stadtganger

Very nice, thanks

September 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

You're welcome!

September 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

These are great. Thanks for adding them.

September 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

You are welcome, but LEE (Leornende Eald Englisc - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnwScGuOxVlaN5aV9in9ag), is the one that you should be thanking :)

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

You may want to credit them within your actual posts.

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

I do, multiple times xD

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Thank you for posting these lessons!

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

You are welcome!

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konisawa_Lysarin

Great

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ungewitig_Wiht

Þōhte, þæt iċ þis hēr stellan scolde. Miriġe Cristesmæssan ēow!

December 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DestartreK1st

How to write OE?

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sailnir

Is this still being worked on?

October 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertTatt1

Please create an interactive Old English course on memrise or some other site for creating courses. I want to learn Old English.

August 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoyceSaxnotsen

It'd be amazing if this was a proper integrated course.

August 15, 2019
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