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Have Children? Expose them to Old English at an Early age with this soothing lullaby! (Slǣp, Slǣp)

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Sing-a-long / Narrated Version

Old English: Slǣp, Slǣp (Lyrics)

Slǣp, Slǣp lȳtla bera

Þū eart ġesund mid mē

Sē mōna wille bēon þǣr

Iċ bēo be þīnre healfe hēr

Slǣp, Slǣp lȳtla bera

Þū eart ġesund mid mē

Modern English:

Sleep, Sleep (Lyrics)

Sleep, Sleep little bear

You are safe with me

The moon will be there

I be by your side here

Sleep, Sleep little bear

You are safe with me

By Leornende Eald Englisc

If you haven't already, please endorse / upvote the Course suggestion page for Old English below to increase the chance of a Duolingo course:

Keep updated by bookmarking the lesson list! -

September 1, 2016

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlankSquare.2

What exactly is Old English?


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

The tongue spoken in England at around 700-1100 (or 1066 if you will).

It's the fore-elder of today's British and American English — it's even older than Shakespeare.

What people often wrongly think of Shakespearian being Middle English, is Early Modern English.

Middle English was spoken at around 1100-1430 (after the Battle of Hastings, but before the Great Vowel Shift). And Early Modern English was between 1430 and 1750 - conventionally.

Modern English has been around since 1750 up to today.


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

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If you want to learn more about Old English (OE) @BlankSquare2, check out all my lessons!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

Thanks! Very interesting. I up-voted and gave you a lingot for the course suggestion page. :) Hopefully we will get it at some point.


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

Please, if you have a YT channel, thank the creator of the video (and subscribe), as I am sure that he will appreicate

þancie þē!


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

Hƿǣt hē, þis is gōd! :D

(I should remark that it might be a good thought to fay (add) in the link to the full list leaf (page), HistoryCulture. Then others can look up all the lears (lessons) you've made!).

EDIT: Oh, I see that in the link of the suggestion of the Duolingo course you already had linked your own course. Heh, you were a step before me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

I like the guy who does the Leornende Eald Englisc. I will definitely look into this... it'd be so nice to learn Old English!


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

I hope that if you do look into it, that you definitely tell him that :)

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