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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hear Beowulf Read In the Original Old English: How Many Words Do You Recognize?

Many people think Old English is the language they hear in Robin Hood movies --- an English accent with some thees, thous, and m'Ladys thrown in.

It's much, much older (and much weirder) than that.

Take a listen:

Full article: http://www.openculture.com/2014/10/hear-beowulf-read-in-the-original-old-english.html

Video clip: http://youtu.be/_K13GJkGvDw