Sunday, 17 January 2010

Speak like a Saxon #23: Saturday night

I had a great Saturday night: an excellent concert by a wonderful orchestra that had the audience toe-tapping along. What might the Anglo-Saxons have done of a dark and rainy Saturday night?

'I drink beer' - Ic drince beor ["Itch drink-uh bey-or"]

'I listen to a harpist' - Ic hiere hearpestre ["Itch hee-air-uh hey-arp-es-truh"]

'I write a poem' - Ic write leoĆ° ["Itch w-reet-uh ley-oth"]

'I woo the woman' - Ic awogie wifman
["Itch a-wo-gee-uh weef-man"]

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