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)
Iċ Þancie ēow for your support!
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.
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 :)
I took an introductory course with Prof. Michael Drout through Signum University.
They also offered a semester of Beowulf in the original last summer but I was too busy at the time to take it, unfortunately.
Me too- that would be great. I tried out all the sites and they were all awesome!!!
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!
Indeed, but learning any Old Language is difficult, I guess, however, if you sstick with it, it works wonders!
Indeed! Still, treating OE as a living language is a new and efficient way to learn it
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
You are welcome, but LEE (Leornende Eald Englisc - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnwScGuOxVlaN5aV9in9ag), is the one that you should be thanking :)
Please create an interactive Old English course on memrise or some other site for creating courses. I want to learn Old English.