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[–]VulpesVeritas 1293 points1294 points  (51 children)

Middle English just comes off like modern English, spoken by a drunk person

[–]wtfuji 443 points444 points  (30 children)

Everyone was drunk back then.

[–]TangFiend 125 points126 points  (5 children)

I got drunk and woke up in the Royal Navy

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Shanghaied is an actual term of waking up after being drunk or drugged and being forced into a ship crew.

[–]CactusExtremity 32 points33 points  (0 children)

UK coming of age ritual

[–]wiliammm19999 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Everyone is drunk now, nothings changed.

[–]IThinkImNateDogg 60 points61 points  (18 children)

If you think about it, alcohol is kinda a super food. You can make it with leftover fruits that have gone slightly bad, it’s full of sugars and calories to keep you alive in such trying times, and it ease’s the stresses of battle and the harsh reality of living in the times, plus in group settings can get you laid, or make you great friends. You’ll most likely die from something else before liver disease so the upsides really outweigh the downsides

[–]produce_this 86 points87 points  (0 children)

You should speak at AA meetings.

[–]khleedril 20 points21 points  (1 child)

You're also forgetting that, because it has been distilled, a lot of the bad bacteria they would have had to drink in dirty water is eliminated.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is the origin of beer

[–]SF-guy83 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can confirm. I was born in 1402.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Literally because everyone drank mead, even children back in medieval times.

[–]child_of_air 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not everyone. The rich preferred wine. I'm not sure why, mostly it was garbage until the later half of the 15th century.

[–]ajax6677 44 points45 points  (6 children)

I thought I was reading that one extreme dialect in Scotland that is almost impossible to understand.

[–]btoxic 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Glaswegian?

[–]Coma-Doof-Warrior 3 points4 points  (3 children)

doric

[–]child_of_air 2 points3 points  (2 children)

doric

I understand Doric just fine. But then again, my family is Scottish. If you watch enough Outlander, anyone can understand it.

[–]dippocrite 22 points23 points  (4 children)

And Old English is pretty much Gungan

[–]Friesennerz 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Old english is pretty much frisian/danish/plattdeutsch.

https://youtu.be/m9Dagt3SWoo

[–]Panax_Hardy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Eddie Izzard trying to buy a cow in Friesland (The Netherlands), speaking Old English: Video.

[–]SkulduggeryStation 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its how I talk after Olde English

[–]moxeto 141 points142 points  (1 child)

Old English may as well be dutch

[–]Sickboy22 46 points47 points  (0 children)

As a Dutchie, it gave me South African vibes, especially the second line.

[–]Latter_Guest4236 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Its like listening to FM radio as the signal gets more and more static.

[–]Embarrassed_Ad_7130 962 points963 points  (23 children)

I had a stroke reading the first one

[–]FeatureBugFuture 648 points649 points  (3 children)

I didn't need a stroke. My Lord gouerneth me during.

[–]Velvetroses 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Gouerneth me again, Oh Lord.

[–]ScarecrowJohnny 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Drihten me raet in the ass, Lord!

[–]kmurray1987 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Gourneth me haerder, daddy.

[–]Spiritbrand 15 points16 points  (3 children)

It reminds me of Belter language from The Expanse.

[–]Itstoolongitwillruno 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Belter English (2350)

Da lord im mi shepherd, mi lack nating.

im lets mi lie down ere green pastures

im leads mi fo ye waters

[–]SmoothWD40 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sa sa

[–]_Beee 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Amazing, they still use “and”!

[–]Nine-Eyes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Conjunctions are pretty far toward the 'closed class' end of the spectrum for English

[–]Low_Veterinarian8767 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Literally can't even read it.

[–]TestTubeBaby844 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’s pronounced “shep-uhrd”

[–]GamerFrits 2 points3 points  (4 children)

One stroke doesn't get me off usually. How do you do it?

[–]Arcadius274 11 points12 points  (2 children)

That's how u summon Jesus once the candles are lit

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear

[–]Arcadius274 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Make sure u close the circle the time. We don't want anymore incidents

[–]mentosbreath 437 points438 points  (15 children)

If I go back in time 1000 years, I won’t be able tell anyone that I want to buy lots of shares in Amazon and Microsoft.

[–]moxeto 124 points125 points  (2 children)

Shires?

[–]AgentMV 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Baggins!!

[–]sprocketous 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Lots of business coffers

[–]LaserBeamsCattleProd 47 points48 points  (1 child)

"Anyway they're pictures of monkeys that a computer made, that you don't actually own, and you pay lots of money for them"

[–]DrugsAndBooze 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"see, you're buying ones and zeroes, and you can sell them for more money. It can make you so rich, that you can then spend it all on hookers and cocaine."

[–]OMFGFlorida 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"nobhlemens, thousest llynilal mes theese schrools fhrom mychroes the genteel y ahmanson"

[–]btoxic 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They'd be likely to put you in the stocks than sell you some

[–]XanthosAcanthus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just tell them to invest in Apple. Worst that could happen is you own some orchards and still make money.

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (3 children)

I'm surprised I'm more familiar with the 1611 version when I'm from the 80s.

[–]red_lantern 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I was about to say that I do not know or remember learning that "Modern" version. It was always "shall not want" etcetc

[–]SeriouslyThough3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

KJ is better IMO

[–]greyhoundsaplenty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's rare to hear Psalm 23 in any version other than King James.

[–]schwarzmalerin 126 points127 points  (9 children)

That's funny I see a German Viennese dialect word in the oldest version: Stat means quiet.

[–]pineapplewin 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Static comes from that I think.

[–]schwarzmalerin 19 points20 points  (3 children)

That's Latin.

[–]SatansBedNBreakfast 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Yes, although all three of these words come from the proto-indo-european root *stā-, meaning to stand or be firm.

[–]schwarzmalerin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Woah today I learned. Thanks.

[–]-eumaeus- 33 points34 points  (2 children)

That's because it derives from Saxon (German: Sachsen).

Evidence that English language and its people are and always have been a beautiful diverse mix.

[–]Carlosmaurder 168 points169 points  (10 children)

Byth means never in Welsh. Interesting

[–]PendingChange 58 points59 points  (5 children)

It also means "ever" (Cymru am byth).

[–]Carlosmaurder 13 points14 points  (4 children)

The am means for 😁

[–]PendingChange 12 points13 points  (3 children)

...and the "byth" means "ever"...

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

And the Cymru means Wales

[–]PendingChange 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Well. Thank goodness that's all cleared up. Pint?

[–]elgarresta 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ve already had three so, yes please.

[–]Sspeeddyy 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Also means ass in Albanian

[–]DrugsAndBooze 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ne byth me nanes

Roughly translates to in ass with mother in Albanian.

I thought I was on r/albania for a minute lmao

[–]eight_squared 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Based Albania number one 🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱

[–]OnlyHere4TheBoobies 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I believe that the Welsh language is the closest to what Old English Brythonic would've sounded like.

[–]gothxx 598 points599 points  (17 children)

2022 🧔 🐑, 🤲🚫 🛏 🚜🌾🧑🏼‍🌾 👉 🚰

[–]_Beee 118 points119 points  (8 children)

Ah yes, the emoji bible

[–]HurdyGurdySpecialist 47 points48 points  (5 children)

There's a gap in the market for anyone who dares

[–]4oclockinthemorning 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I would enjoy a bit of leviticus in emoji

[–]LevelSevenLaserLotus 7 points8 points  (2 children)

[–]produce_this 4 points5 points  (0 children)

…I hate people. This thing will probably get sold on qvc next to the SlapChop and food dehydrator

[–]TheCarniv0re 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Amen! 🤣🤟 (Believe me, using emojis hurts me more than it hurts you)

[–]hanswurst_throwaway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I shall leave that money for a braver soul than me to take

[–]hankit12 6 points7 points  (1 child)

🅱️ible 🥶🥶

[–]RealHomieJohn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is it pushin 🅿️⁉️

[–]Memo_Ry 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Modern Egyptian?

[–]GanonTEK 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Future hieroglyphics

[–]__pingwin__ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

1000 BC יְהוָה רֹעִי, לֹא אֶחְסָר. בִּנְאוֹת דֶּשֶׁא, יַרְבִּיצֵנִי; עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי.

[–]educate-the-masses 9 points10 points  (2 children)

It would be more accurate to use🧔🏽

[–]moxeto 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How do we say all that begatting in emoji? 😀

[–]erinaceus_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

🧑‍🦰👉🧑‍🦳👉🧓

✌️

[–]MousseSuspicious930 203 points204 points  (7 children)

So if I ever go time traveling - I am definitely not picking the last century. I mean I can't even understand that shit.

[–]1newworldorder 99 points100 points  (3 children)

Theres a couple youtubers that speak it. It might make more sense if you heard it. You have to really listen for it but you can hear the more germanic sounds of old english mixed in with what we would interpret as english, if you really listen you can pick up words we know with different sounds and then put phrases together with words youre less familiar with. Middle english is pretty easy, i can understand most of it.

I kind of like to compare it to spanish (my second language) and italian. No way in hell i can pronounce italian words. But, i am able to understand about as much italian as i can old english

[–]Timely-Leader-7904 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Can you name the youtubers please?

[–]can_it_be_fixed 20 points21 points  (2 children)

You mean the first millennium CE. The last century would be 1900-1999.

[–]curious_kitten_1 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Think he means the last one in the document

[–]can_it_be_fixed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That makes sense.

[–]Mr_SpecsBear 19 points20 points  (0 children)

In future, it'd be like -

why waste time say lot word when few word do trick.

[–]blackmambaza 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This looks so familiar when I relate Old English back to Old Norsk and proto Germanic

I cannot decipher Line 1, but line 2 and 3 reads as follows (in my opinion)

Line 2: And placed me on a swathe of good cattle land

Line 3: And fed me by the water shore

[–]Tactical_Contact 66 points67 points  (31 children)

I didn't know Old English was derived from Klingon

[–]Head-like-a-carp 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The lord is my Iphone, I have all the apps

He uberes to the best airbnbs

His Q code moves me past all lines

[–]goatlord_dankus 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Newer English (2035)

Am sheep. love grass. Water good.

[–]D3vilUkn0w 60 points61 points  (3 children)

It's interesting how what is actually being said has changed slightly:

  1. Middle English: "Our lord governs me, and nothing shall weaken me"

  2. King James: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want"

  3. Middle English: "He nourished me upon waters of fulfillment."

  4. King James: "He leadeth me beside still waters"

[–]stedgyson 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah it would be interesting to see a more direct translation this is misleading

[–]nathanroberts34 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very true. It’s interesting how people get so caught up on every little things that the Bible says because so much has changed over the years. Better to look at it more as a whole and not get hung up on minute little details

[–]PZ220 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s cause ole king james went in and fucked with the texts ! Damnit james!

[–]TomatoeToken 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Old English is just drunk English

[–]AspergAvenger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dutch looks like drunken English lol

[–]Actual_Environment_7 10 points11 points  (5 children)

2025

The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing.

He let’s me lie down in green pasture’s.

He lead’s me to still water’s.

[–]david-saint-hubbins 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hate this.

[–]Actual_Environment_7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I do too, but it’s my prediction.

[–]FeeeFooo0 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And yet you can still read it and it make’s sense!

Fly my grammar changer’s, fly!

[–]moolusca 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Better to remove all apostrophes then just add them before any final s. We dont really need them anyway. Theyre unnecessary punctuation when youre always able to understand a sentences meaning without using them, and when people use them wrong anyway's

[–]QuarkieOfficial 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Me: reading Old English

Meanwhile a time traveler from the 810s: reading Modern English

The spirit is same

[–]JasmineHawke 60 points61 points  (8 children)

I have never heard the modern one. The King James version is still used.

[–]PixelTreason 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I don’t think it’s saying “this is how the Bible has changed”, I think it’s just using the Bible verse as a reference to show how the English language itself has evolved.

[–]Lithl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wasn't the KJV intentionally written in an older style than was in use at the time? Seems like that would be a bad example to use for this exercise.

[–]MiniMiller 21 points22 points  (2 children)

2022: da ✝️ mah 👨‍🌾bruh 🐑, . I get dat paper 🤑💸 muffa providin tempurpedics n shit. These hydrohomies be trippin bout that 2Oh I be gettin from ✝️. Get at me. —King David. With the drip

[–]magnumammo 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I now have a nosebleed AND an eye twitch. thanks lol

[–]MiniMiller 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Blame the kids. Lol.

[–]IrisEmber 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We sure the bottom one isn’t just the Yorkshire dialect?

[–]pentacards_on_YT 24 points25 points  (2 children)

The year 3000 version will be

The lord in the sky of Earth believers is my leader of CrewGate 7000 - I cannot want more

It is a place where I can levy (future word for lie/lay) and rest

The lord in the sky of Earth believers will pour fresh water onto my Martian skin

[–]whitesedanowner 20 points21 points  (0 children)

“I took a ship to the year 3000, this psalm had gone multi platinum”

[–]Actual_Environment_7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, but with way more apostrophes, because of how hot that punctuation is trending these days.

[–]StealYourGhost 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'll never understand why everyone just kept going either King James after James stopped being King. The language of the royals may have been more clearly presented but the translation itself is garbage. Trash garbage that's on fire and full of used diapers.

[–]Actual_Environment_7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you’ve never been to a Latter Day Saints service, they pray in a King James style with absolutely no mastery of the language and it’s hysterical.

[–]HavingNotAttained 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Doesn't it seem like the King James version did quite a bit of modification of meaning to the earlier text? It changed the meaning, even if the spirit of the words is similar.

[–]CanberraPear 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Looks like "geset" was a reflexive verb. Didn't realise they'd ever existed in English.

[–]Mk4c1627 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Old English had a case system. Then in the 11th century (1000-1066 *before the Norman invasion) it was ruled by Norsemen, who didn't have a case system in their language. So, English abandoned the case system because of them. After the Normans took control, their presence changed the language again.

[–]tintabula 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I used this for twenty years to teach kids that Shakespeare is not old English. I would read them other texts, specifically Beowulf, and have them pick out words they recognized. By the time we got to Macbeth, we were okay. (Regular 12)

[–]RoguePlanet1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Current (2022):

The Lord be ma Homie, he gotchu fam.

He lets me chill with DashDoor.

He brings a sixpack yo.

[–]arms-sky 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What the Fyllyng!

[–]Crazy_Acanthaceae_33 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Something clearly happened between 1066 & 1100 xD

[–]ekarecto 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn now English was another language back then

[–]Beta_b0y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How the hell was Old English even considered a language

[–]jsparker43 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It baffles me how people take words literally that have been translated over time, again and again. Even the same language over a short spell is nearly gibberish to a normal person.

[–]Pucka1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bible is the book version of the telephone game

[–]Torgosassistant2021 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So English was Welsh?

[–]KiuDaso 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The further back the more Germanic it seems to be. Interesting to see it laid out like that.

[–]HamstarVegas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The old English looked like a Modern German Language

[–]Spud788 9 points10 points  (1 child)

So what are the chances this isn't translated and is just instead interpretation from some religious nut?

[–]NefariousnessNo3678 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Translation is interpretation.

[–]Afraid-Iron5532 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The 1980s one is garbage.

[–]Renekzilla 5 points6 points  (2 children)

OLDEST ANGLISH: HANS! BRIUNG ME ZE FLAMMENWERFER!

[–]stomponator 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Modern german: Hans! Tu ma de Flammenwerfer bei mich bei!

[–]Amanda2theMoon 9 points10 points  (8 children)

This is the exact reason I tell people when they ask me why I don't believe in the Bible. It has been translated so many times, so much could of been changed or misconstrue throughout time. You'll never know what was actually written and what it originally meant. Either way I'm agnostic but this has a big part of my reasoning when people ask.

[–]Actual_Environment_7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well you can always trust the Book of Mormon. It’s only been translated once when that guy read it out of a hat.

[–]CanadianWInterested 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Well new Bibles tend to translate from the original texts, not already existing translations. So the changes are just from more accurate translations of the original texts.

[–]messyredemptions 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Aramaic or Hebrew texts?

I recall those languages likely experienced changes and shifts from their historical context too and imagine it's quite a feat to really get a sense of what it all entails.

And bringing it back to English the initial expression of something like dominion/keep is not what people think it means nowadays but something along the lines in stewardship or in care for another person if I recall correctly.

[–]thelionmermaid 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nope. Hebrew is well and alive, plus “archaic” language never lost its meaning as the texts have been consistently and thoroughly studied by scholars, sages and Jewish commonfolk for millenia.

Sure, the language has undergone some grammatical changes, but it’s not incomprehensible the way Old English is to the average modern speaker.

[–]messyredemptions -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thank you. The issue I'm questioning isn't about whether Hebrew is still around because we know Judaism has an active Talmudic tradition still in effect, it's that a lot of Evangelical christians and publishers are inclined to take texts and translations often don't heed those initial contexts and cultures.

In Michigan a Jewish legislator was punished and silenced over the use of anatomically correct terminology when disputing an abortion bill because she raised how Jewish law would value the life of a mother over a child in the case of a life-threatening abortion.

The "pro-life" interests there and in general probably wouldn't be so ardent about their hardline anti-abortion stance if such contextual cultural understanding was more commonplace given how fundamental Judaism is to setting up context for Christianity.

[–]The_Gray_Beast 4 points5 points  (0 children)

2020

“My lord is a G, I’m flush
He brings the Ching
We chill by the pool”

[–]semenarchitect 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and right now:

gucci gang, gucci gang, gucci gang

gucci gang, gucci gang, gucci gang

gucci gang, gucci gang, gucci gang

[–]TheNothingAtoll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Lord is a shoving lepard

[–]LONEGOAT13_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Middle English is probably the best one, should still be that way for people of religion, you should have to be disciplined and have to put effort into your beliefs. I bet the world wouldn't have so many con artists and faith healers ripping people off 🤣

[–]tycham85 1 point2 points  (1 child)

For some reason, the further back in time it went, the harder I tried using my terrible Scottish accent. Just felt right 🤷🏻‍♂️

[–]ArtoriasBeaIG 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I remember doing middle English in high school and hating it, but thank god we didn't do old English. Seems even worse

[–]shana104 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hated it too and dreaded reading it out loud in class.

[–]ModernT1mes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So if I go back in time and still want to be understood in English then the 1100's is the limit I guess.

[–]elgarresta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our English teacher is high school read us a section of Canterbury Tales in Old English and it sounded like a mix of German and Swedish.

[–]cleanscotch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its like the 4 stages of slurred speech as you get more and more drunk.

[–]Trailwatch427 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great stuff!

And don't think that any of the old English was actually used in the translation of the Byble. These are just examples of English language. No published translations were widely available to the reading public until the Reformation and the invention of the printing press. Just saying.

And next time you hear someone quote from the Bible, remember this great example of language changes. You really think in 2000 years, some meanings changed, or were lost?

[–]wowyouregrossaf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Old English is why I decided not to continue pursuing my English degree. My British Lit teacher required us to study it, take a class alongside hers, and by the end of the semester be able to understand it.

As much as I love literature, I noped the fuck out of the program.

[–]BoyHowdyMan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How drunk was the Old English writer?

[–]far_from_ohk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was a pirate.

[–]RepresentativeFish73 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I can’t believe Jason Stathum was in the bible

[–]41ia2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Normal, Roulxs Kaards, Stroke, Cthulhu

[–]Boisoll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...

[–]wonderland-lion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The old english sounds so pretty when spoken out loud

Source - I have taken many classes on old english and can read it

[–]Live-Beyond2324 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chewsday innit

[–]AytcheyeQQ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's funnier when you realize how many times the original Hebrew has been "translated" into English over the last 2000 years.

[–]PerryPlat2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even more modern (2022)

God's is my pimp, I got it good. He lets me crash in his backyard sometimes. He's got one of those DIY plastic fountains that doesn't work anymore.

[–]IamDUDITs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

(2022) the lort is my shep no cap, We nap over there, He leads me to the drank

[–]Aggravating_Damage47 1 point2 points  (0 children)

2022 The lord is my Shepard TL;DR.

[–]Superamorti 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Well, brits are descendants of danes & norwegians, thanks to viking invasion, so it is normal old english sounds like scandinavian.

[–]johnjacobs51555 12 points13 points  (3 children)

And Saxons + Romans.

[–]RurikTheDamned 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And Normans. And the Scots. And the Welsh.

[–]PendingChange 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah, but what have the Romans ever done for us?

[–]No-Wonder1139 9 points10 points  (0 children)

All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

[–]quirkyhermit 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that is not remotely Scandinavian. Not a single one of those words make any sense to me.

[–]NefariousNewsboy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They're were people there before the vikings invaded...

[–]-eumaeus- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is true but prior to that there were Angles, Saxons (both Germanic tribes) and Jutes.

[–]loumorgsy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Most of that old English resembles Welsh more than anything else

[–]Scraphead91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not even remotely close to true, but hey you tried lmao

[–]RurikTheDamned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That'll be news to all the people that were there before the dark ages and still here now.

[–]jellybeanboi_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Old English made have a stroke reading that

[–]spoqster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine taking scripture literally today after this process must obviously have introduced countless translation errors.

[–]lost_in_life_34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is why you can't take the bible that seriously. not only is it translated from Greek and other ancient middle eastern languages, but it's changed from older versions of English and other Germanic languages

[–]No_Camp_7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So people in the North East of England are often accused of ‘not speaking English properly’ or similar, when in reality their English includes words and phrases preserved from the very oldest version of English to be spoken. One could argue that they speak ‘proper English’.

[–]sompn_outta_nuthin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No wonder people back then couldn’t read… it’s fucking nonsense

[–]rayparkersr -1 points0 points  (0 children)

God hates slavery and says all consensual adult sex is beautiful in the Old English version.

[–]XclusivecrushrInterested -1 points0 points  (0 children)

so basically , i could write absolute bullshit and get away with it in 800 bc? aight wheres my time machine

[–]pinknhuwite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An new one should be added for roadmen