the Old English alphabet, with pronunciation notes

The Old English alphabet, with pronunciation notes.JRR Tolkien was a professor of Old English & also translated Old English manuscripts into modern language.some of these he compiled & published.

Werifesteria [Old English] ~ (v.) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery.

Werifesteria [Old English] ~ (v.) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. Oh, I've done this so many times before!

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Post 4 - Type Classifications // This is clearly a blackletter typeface because it is dense, dark and heavy.

Today's Word of the Day is eldritch. Learn its definition, pronunciation, etymology and more. Join over 19 million fans who boost their vocabulary every day.

Origin: Eldritch is of uncertain origin, but the earlier elrich is equivalent to the Old English el- meaning "foreign, strange, uncanny" and rīce meaning "kingdom"; hence “of a strange country, pertaining to the Otherworl

A basic introduction to Anglo-Saxon runes, a northern European writing system they imported into England.

Runes (Proto-Norse: ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runo), Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter.

spoondrift (Old English)

This is a wonderful word with stirring origins. Nothing to do with the utensil you use to stir your tea, spoondrift is derived from the old Scots word ‘spoon’ which meant ‘to run before the wind’ while drift may come from the Old Norse ‘drift’, like snowd

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

“Old English / Anglo-Saxon was first written with a version of the Runic alphabet known as Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Frisian runes, or futhorc/fuþorc. This alphabet was an extended version of Elder Futhark.

Old English FEER-ye-brak // fyrgevraec - the distinct, sharp, crackling or breaking sound made by fire

Old English FEER-ye-brak // fyrgevraec - the distinct, sharp, crackling or breaking sound made by fire Listening to this in two woodstoves right now!

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