Eald Englisc to Niwum Englisce
|From:||dunn patrick w <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 14, 1999, 14:09|
All right, I suspect that's wrong; annoying language.
Which is, of course, why I'm thinking of working on creating a new
language based on Anglo-Saxon.
Why do we say /gIv/ instead of /yIv/? It comes from giefan, which was
pronounced like /yievan/.
Why did we choose to change cg -> dg, sc -> sh, thorn -> th, and ae -> a?
What caused the vowel shift?
To vowels tend, in most languages, to become more open, more closed,
longer, shorter, midder, backer, forwarder? :)
How does this look for a typical noun format?
nom ship shipas
gen ships shipa
acc ship shipas
dat shipe shipum
This would hold true for most nouns (even those that don't follow the
paradigm in OE, like "hond" and maybe even "man," but I doubt it -- man
will probably be irregular:
Then we'd have the definite article
nom se the
gen the the
acc thon the
dat thom the