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Old English recordings

Post by quendidil » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:00 am

Does anyone know of any good Old English/Anglo-Saxon recordings available? I actually had a good one about 400mb in mp4 format downloaded from bittorrent, but it has sadly perished in one of my formats. The tracker where I got it from (demonoid) is down and the file seems to be unavailable on any other site.

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Re: Old English recordings

Post by modus.irrealis » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:13 am

There's Anglo-Saxon Aloud, which you might want to take a look at.

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Post by quendidil » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:22 am

Ooh, thanks!
BTW, are there any resources available for spoken "living" Anglo-Saxon?

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Post by thesaurus » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:37 am

quendidil wrote:Ooh, thanks!
BTW, are there any resources available for spoken "living" Anglo-Saxon?
What exactly to you mean, people who converse in Anglo-Saxon? I'd be very surprised if that existed, considering AS slowly morphed through a variety of other forms of English. I don't think it had as 'finalized' a form as Latin.

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Post by quendidil » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:09 am

thesaurus wrote:
quendidil wrote:Ooh, thanks!
BTW, are there any resources available for spoken "living" Anglo-Saxon?
What exactly to you mean, people who converse in Anglo-Saxon? I'd be very surprised if that existed, considering AS slowly morphed through a variety of other forms of English. I don't think it had as 'finalized' a form as Latin.
I remember seeing a list of computer terms in Anglo-Saxon years ago, so I think a movement towards spoken Anglo-Saxon still exists? or not

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Post by modus.irrealis » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:26 am

For vocabulary, there's Hu secge ic from seo freo wisdomboc, but I don't know how trustworthy that is ... well I'm not sure trustworthiness really applies here, but I mean I'm not sure how much of this is being made up as they go and how much is serious. There might be something there, though.

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Post by Kyneto Valesio » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:42 pm

I looked around the net and couldn't find much to indicate that anyone anywhere still speaks or tries to speak anglo-saxon. I did find this spoof however

Beowulf ond Godsylla
A Parody by Tom Weller

Meanehwæl, baccat meaddehæle, / / / monstær lurccen;
Fulle few too many drincce, / / / hie luccen for fyht.
?en Hreorfneorhtðhwr, / / / son of Hrwærowþheororthwl,
Æsccen æwful jeork / / / to steop outsyd.
Þhud! Bashe! Crasch! Beoom! / / / ?e bigge gye
Eallum his bon brak, / / / byt his nose offe;
Wicced Godsylla / / / wæld on his asse.
Monstær moppe fleor wyþ / / / eallum men in hælle.
Beowulf in bacceroome / / / fonecall bamaccen wæs;
Hearen sond of ruccus / / / sæd, "Hwæt ðe helle?"
Graben sheold strang / / / ond swich-blæd scharp
Stond feorth to fyht / / / ðe grimlic foe.
"Me," Godsylla sæd, / / / "mac ðe minsemete."
Heoro cwyc geten heold / / / wiþ fæmed half-nelson
Ond flyng him lic frisbe / / / bac to fen
Beowulf belly up / / / to meaddehæle bar,
Sæd, "Ne foe beaten / / / mie færsom cung-fu."
Eorderen cocca-cohla / / / yce-coeld, ðe reol þyng.

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Post by Voxforascausa » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:59 am

I looked around the net and couldn't find much to indicate that anyone anywhere still speaks or tries to speak anglo-saxon. I did find this spoof however
There are still students learning it, hence the Old English Wikipedia just getting out into the 1000 page range. I considered learning it, but instead attempted Gothic.

There is also primer in the Germanic lexicon project. You can get it images only, but I also assembled all of them into a large PDF, though my site where I used to host it is now defunct and I don't have any intention of bringing it back.
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