The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Hardback)
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The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 04/11/2021
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Old English is the language we think we know until we actually see it. Used in England over a thousand years ago, it is rich with words that haven't changed (word), others that are unrecognisable (neorxnawang - paradise) and some that are curiously mystifying (gafol-fisc - tax-fish). In this beautiful little book, Hana Videen has gathered these gems together to create a glorious trove and illuminate the lives, beliefs and habits of our linguistic ancestors. We discover a world where choking on a bit of bread might prove your guilt, where fiend-ship was as likely as friend-ship, and you might grow up to be a laughter-smith. These are the magical roots of our own language: you'll never see English in the same way again.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788166102
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: Main

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