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


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!


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



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!


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


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?


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


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'.


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.


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?


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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