The words in red are Old English (NB ‘þ’ is an Anglo-Saxon letter representing the sound ‘th’).

þis module wille giefan eow an cwic introduction to Ald Englisc, þe language of þe Angel-Seaxe. Ald Englisc is manig hund gear aldra þanne Shakespeare’s Englisc and efne Chaucer’s, butan hit can stille beon recognised in ure dæglic sprec and in þe place-naman around us.

Even Shakespeare’s name is composed of Old English elements; the remaining words were borrowed into English after the Norman Conquest.

Note: in a real Old English sentence some of these words would have the addition of grammatical endings, and in some cases their meaning has changed.

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