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1066 / England 07 Mar 2017 17:32 #1

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BBC is doing a series on the events in 1066 in England but also has a quiz

here www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zx2c4j6 scroll down to here and take it - I got 100% correct :thumbup:

QUIZ: Parlez-vous français?

proof



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1066 / England 09 Mar 2017 14:51 #2

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Was watching a docu on the House of Lords yesterday evening.
The clerks in there still use Norman French for some official ceremonies.
Who knew?
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1066 / England 09 Mar 2017 15:48 #3

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Old English was my specialty in my first university degree.
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1066 / England 09 Mar 2017 15:55 #4

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bd wrote:
Old English was my specialty in my first university degree.

Love it.
I used to read a page or so of Chaucer in the original to first year undergrads in a session 1 Communications module.
Then ask them what language it was.
Very few guessed Middle English.
Usually they'd venture German, Welsh or a Scandi language.
The now MrsGMP who was then a mature student knew.
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1066 / England 23 Jul 2020 06:12 #5

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english borrowed a lot of words from latin...I mean french :)

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1066 / England 23 Jul 2020 16:59 #6

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also english has many words from the norse languages - especially see the poem Gawain and the Green Knight - written same era as chaucer but in NW English dialect - ie opening stanza - admittedly there are borrowings from norman french as well but you have to admit it is vastly different to the language of chaucer

1siþen þe sege and þe assaut watz sesed at troye
2þe bor3 brittened and brent to brondez and askez
3þe þe tulk þat þe trammes of tresoun þer wro3t
4watz tried for his tricherie þe trewest on erþe
5hit watz ennias þe athel and his highe kynde
6þat siþen depreced prouinces and patrounes bicome
7welne3e of al þe wele in þe west iles
8fro riche romulus to rome ricchis hym swyþe
9with gret bobbaunce þat bur3e he biges vpon fyrst
10and neuenes hit his aune nome as hit now hat
11ticius to tuskan and teldes bigynnes
12langaberde in lumbardie lyftes vp homes
13and fer ouer þe french flod felix brutus
14on mony bonkkes ful brode bretayn he settez
15wyth wynne
16where werre and wrake and wonder
17bi syþez hatz wont þerinne
18and oft boþe blysse and blunder
19ful skete hatz skyfted synne

most english words with the sk sound are norse - see skirt - which has cognate in anglo saxon shirt - tho obviously the meaning has changed through time bold in above text are from Norse -


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1066 / England 23 Jul 2020 17:35 #7

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words like cut, but, shut, etc. come from the Vikings

the Saxons came over from Germania...so the British are a mixture of French and Germans and a bit Viking :cool: :cool:

we foreigners just think we can speak English...we just bubble a bit :P

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1066 / England 26 Jul 2020 11:31 #8

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Guest1041 wrote:
Voltaire wrote:
also english has many words from the norse languages - especially see the poem Gawain and the Green Knight - written same era as chaucer but in NW English dialect - ie opening stanza - admittedly there are borrowings from norman french as well but you have to admit it is vastly different to the language of chaucer

1siþen þe sege and þe assaut watz sesed at troye
2þe bor3 brittened and brent to brondez and askez
3þe þe tulk þat þe trammes of tresoun þer wro3t
4watz tried for his tricherie þe trewest on erþe
5hit watz ennias þe athel and his highe kynde
6þat siþen depreced prouinces and patrounes bicome
7welne3e of al þe wele in þe west iles
8fro riche romulus to rome ricchis hym swyþe
9with gret bobbaunce þat bur3e he biges vpon fyrst
10and neuenes hit his aune nome as hit now hat
11ticius to tuskan and teldes bigynnes
12langaberde in lumbardie lyftes vp homes
13and fer ouer þe french flod felix brutus
14on mony bonkkes ful brode bretayn he settez
15wyth wynne
16where werre and wrake and wonder
17bi syþez hatz wont þerinne
18and oft boþe blysse and blunder
19ful skete hatz skyfted synne

most english words with the sk sound are norse - see skirt - which has cognate in anglo saxon shirt - tho obviously the meaning has changed through time bold in above text are from Norse -

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I always appreciate Voltaire’s posts.

Can we have some more of Voltaire and less of Ugh pls?


What a world of difference in knowledge and sincerity between those 2...
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