Introduction: How to Talk in Old English(updated: 4 Time(s)

in this instructable you will learn to talk in old english.
Hath thou intrestedith?
what you will need is some time to read this.

Step 1: Words

hath:how,why,when
yonder:over there or afar
thou:you,your
Thy:me,my,i
Verily:quickly
huzzah(hurrah):a celebration yell
ye:the
art:Are
betwixst:between
dost:does
nary:never
nigh:near
hither:here
beseech:beg
prithee:please
thine:your
whence:where
wilt:will
yonder:over there or afar
tither:there
wert: were
Naught:naughty
shalt:shall

Step 2: Coumpound Word

Shan`t without a compound is shall not.
Mightn't without a compound is might not.
Also,depending on how proper you are,you can also just not use compounds at all.

Step 3: Grammer (er,erm,ith)

grammer(sort of) er/erm is for when you can`t come up with a good word while your kind of thinking
aloud.ith you add to every other word unless its er erm hath shan`t thy thou and any others from earlier
add 'e' to words that sound like they have an 'e'.

Step 4: Spelling

spell evere worde (every word) lieka(like)it sounds.
Huzzah! thou shalle speeke ine newithe englishe!

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admin made it! (author)2008-12-03

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

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admin made it! (author)2008-11-22

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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admin made it! (author)2008-11-17

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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KuziKetsepI made it! (author)2017-05-10

This isn't Old English, this is English with some archaic isms. It looks more like Shakespeare's English than Old English. Old English was an inflected language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons, who came to the British Isles around 400 AD. It uses almost exclusively Germanic-stemmed vocabulary and is almost indistinguishable from today's English in both grammar, spelling and pronunciation.

Here's an example of Old English, it's a riddle in the form of a short poem:

Ic þa wiht geseah on weg feran;

heo wæs wrætlice wundrum gegierwed.

Wundor wearð on wege; wæter wearð to bane.

It translates to today's English as:

I saw a being travelling on its way;
it was adorned amazingly beautifully.
A marvel occurred on the road: water turned to bone.

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ChristopherE65 made it! (author)2017-03-02

You messed up thou and thy. The correct is: thou (subject) and thee (object = you.
Thy (before a noun starting with a consonant) and thine (before a noun starting with a vowel) = your

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TiahnaV made it! (author)2016-04-28

yonder:over there or afar

this is repeated.

tither:there

This is spelled thither, not tither

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NickV1 made it! (author)2014-09-07

I want to learn old english. Not early modern english.

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cfeldner made it! (author)2011-04-29

This is early modern english. This is certainly not old english, or even middle english for that matter.

wes þu hal!! (May you be whole)

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The Jamalam made it! (author)2009-02-20

you forgot ye! Many people see ye on the front of a pub, but that was the 27th letter in the alphabet pronounced th, the origin of the

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pharoah made it! (author)pharoah2010-06-10

Actually, it's called thorn: þ

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dwhp made it! (author)dwhp2009-02-22

thank you! i honestly did forget.

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dwhp made it! (author)dwhp2009-02-22

ok,read it again.you`ll find a diffrence.

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-02-23

:)

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tictac24 made it! (author)2009-04-13

Oi! Hither be-est ay fiew moore wordes: art - are, betwixst - between, dost - does, nary - never (a), nigh - near, hither - here, I beseech thee - I beg you prithee - please (lit. Pray thee) thine - your, tither - there, whence - (from) where, wilt - will, yonder - over there/afar

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dwhp made it! (author)dwhp2009-05-10

sure I forgot ye, but i was completely unaware of all of the ones you posted! thank you.

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