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This short clip provides a quick and amusing introduction to the impact of the Anglo-Saxons on the English language:

To find out what Old English would sound like when spoken, listen to this short clip which is a reading of the Lord’s Prayer in Old English.

This is a short excerpt from Beowulf, the scene being Scyld Scefing’s Funeral, read in Old English.

If you wish to find out more about this subject, resources that can get you started include:

The Electronic Introduction to Old English
Old English (Wikipedia)
Old English – An Overview (Oxford English Dictionary)
Beowulf (British Library)

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