And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
A Conversation in Old English and Old Norse -- The initial convo is pretty cool, although these guys immediately go way deep into the weeds afterwards. Watch further if you want, I think it's quite interesting.
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This is close to that spoken in the Shetland islands.ReplyDelete
Makes American English sound beautiful.ReplyDelete
Twice in same day is too odd to be a coincidenceReplyDelete
Just heard this this morning, Bardcore music in old English
I recall one of my Medieval History professors saying Old Norse and Old English were mutually intelligible. The Angles, Saxons and Jutes were from the area around Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, or "Jute-land") and would have been much closer to the Norwegians....ReplyDelete
Jackson and Roper actually mention this during their deep, weedy crawl, but yes. In the Icelandic Egil's Saga, Egil Skallagrimsson (Bald Grim) and his brother hire themselves out as mercenaries for one of the Saxon kings in England. Although they spoke Norse, the Saxons and Norse could all understand one another with some effort. But no longer. Roper and Jackson both have some really interesting videos on both languages and their transition over the centuries into the languages we speak today.ReplyDelete
english owes much to norse. aside “nottingham”, “the home(ham) of the family(ing) of Snott(nott)”ReplyDelete