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Ænglisc / Old English - Lesson III - Basic Phrases II (Introducing yourself!)


Ƿesaþ ġē hāl!

If you missed the previous lesson (Greetings and Farewells), click here -

If you are interested in Old Germanic Languages -

We continue with our lessons in OE, and now that we have greeted each other, we can now delve into introducing ourselves!

Now, in OE, there are several ways to greet a person - and these are but a mere few examples:

Introducing Oneself:

Iċ hātte... / Iċ hāte... (I am called...)

Mīn nama is... (My name is...)

Iċ eom _ ġear eald (I am _ years old) [We will go over numbers in a future episode - for now, you can put the numeral or the roman numeral version]

A few welcoming words:

Gōdne Morgen (Good Morning)

Gōdne Ofernōn (Good Afternoon)

Gōdne ǣfen (Good Evening)

Gōde Niht (Good Night)

Gōdne Dæġ (Good Day)

That is all for this lesson! For more information on greetings, click on this link -

If this has inspired you/ started you to think that OE may be for you, check out Leornende Eald Englisc, here

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August 31, 2016



How about you try to start a conversation in OE, using vocab from this lesson and the previous one? :)

"Ēalā and Gōdne Morgen! Iċ hātte Luke! Iċ eom XVIII ġear eald!

Ƿesaþ gē hāl!"


I noticed good night of Gōde niht, while the other phrases use Gōdne. Is this correct that good night uses a different form than the other phrases, or was it a typo?


Wow that is easy.


This is merely the beginning, my friend, for more extensive lessons, check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnwScGuOxVlaN5aV9in9ag/videos


I imagine so. I upvoted the course with some extra lingots. Thanks for the sugestion I will have a look.

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