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Ænglisc / Old English - Lesson IV - Basic Phrases III (Conversational Questions)

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Ƿesaþ ġē hāl!

If you missed the previous lesson (Introducing yourself!) 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 building conversational skills with questions!

Questions:

Hwæt is þīn nama? / Hƿæt is þīn nama?/ Hū hātest þu? (What is your name?)

Mīn nama is , and þē? (My name is, and you?)

and þē? (and you?

Hū færst þū? (How are you? literally 'how fare you?')

Iċ fare wel / Iċ fare ƿel (I fare well)

Hwær liofast þū? / Hƿær liofast þū? (literally 'where live you?')

Iċ libbe on _ (I live in_)

[That is all for this lesson! For more information on conversational dialogue, check out here -] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JcsXzBoqQg=PLX2L8KuRbPMD713Nsy0_gwKtlJnfYJY-V=1)

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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Ƿesaþ ġē hāl!

September 1, 2016

8 Comments


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

You are welcome (I just want to note that if you are in conversation with one person you say þancie þē - check out all the threads for my previous lessons, and check out the Youtube Channel that I linked for more extensive / better / more detailed lessons!

I hope that you are inspired!


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

þancie þē for that advice, I am very inspired and hope your lessons encourage the addition of a real course to Duolingo.


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

Thank you, but the real person that you should be thanking is Leornende Eald Englisc, whom I get the bulk of my knowledge from! If you have a Youtube Channel, we sure to sub to him and thank him!

If you have had a look at all my other lessons, how about using that info to create a mini-conversation / description about yourself?


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

... I'm impressed at how many languages you have learned — bloody. How?!

Eight?

Anyways, þancie þe really sounds similar to 'dank-ik(ke) du'. (literally: thank I /thou)...

Du is no longer used in Dutch aside for Low Dutch dialects, although it means the same as the first person singular form of 'you'.


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

Well, I haven't really "learned" most of them and still have a lot to do. My knowledge of German, Dutch and Scandinavian languages actually help me understand Old English more than Modern English does.


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

You might not have really ''learned'' them, but you definitively have a sound base. Around level 25 is A2 or even almost B1 on the CEFR :D

What language did help you most to understand Old English, of those?


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

So far it seems that a lot of German grammar is similar to Anglo Saxon but Norwegian has a lot of similar vocabulary and words that are now obsolete in modern English but I may need to learn more before I get a better idea

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