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old english: Anglicisation of Urrow (Europe <*h,uru-wkw-) PLACE NAME ORIGIN Yeatbury Middy Durry Hamberfall Germanic Mormannish Italic Example reconstruction: Volgograd to Wulchyard ALcherer elend Celtic Hellenic Balto-Slavic other Indo-European non Indo-European mixed volga River Proto-Indo-European: *welg- (wet, damp) Balto-Slavic >walg- Germanic> "wulka- (from Reachwigh Smallish Erven Body oblique case "wlg-) Yannen Arryanglish Proto-Slavic vsigakt Old English >*wulc (cf. wolcn Archroom Lully 'cloud, with /uf> ol due to non- high vowel in next syllable Russian>Bonra English wulk/wulch (cf swilk such, whilk/which, milk/milch, ilk ilch etc. for palatalisation) CASE STUDY- WITHEL (Italy) Eal Etymological breakdown of this map's forty-three Withelish cities Arabic Thrundham Umpny Fighey Thunnerhaven KEtruscan Messap Eastersound - grad -town, enclosure Proto-Indo-European: "g'ord"-os<g'erd- (to enclose) Balto-Slavic>"gardas Germanic > "gardaz Proto-Slavicgord Old English >geard Russian >rópoa English >yard ave <Latin Wass Soundswall fihlend whalve Bury Ealsound <Celtic Thavefand aldy sea fan Thamber Hitend Efchney norry Borling Berrywin Hervewig wat <Greek avbottomHelsing Wighoury Aslea Charlsted. NEarbrow St. Fetherbury Westrer Upsel Utter Haverdys eHastrem Danlim Stotcholmstlend aThord Fashew Righosten Yarlewel ranae Hasseh WellyNewyard Staving SWeeri.ch Sinquernis Opunthewquerdan oten d Edwinbury Thwer Yeatbury Linchippinpping Thalled Summer Ealburya Ewechippingotend Wingsfull lathew Walemear Marcaw TarrowYulShaw Wighbury Waysea halmer balty Lewy Dewyfu Widdifish Yelytch Ridgen Thull SQuellwest Newhastle n Orth Earhouse chippenhaven dermarc Malmy WenswhRosqurid Flensbury Burhoim Chile Strealsound Brimeavevey Arry thau Yedanch Seal lithewen Hewn. f ir elend Mannow iddlesburyS e a sea Devlin Every Smallish r o oslend Walow Nackenigh Harry weinerfirth efluil Liverpool Manhaster Snottingham Logds wallyard Willen Mennish Maylew Branch Sarthaw Livish Yarden Berrin Hambury Shithen Beverish vemarch Bermingham Greninge Hairthave a nglend arhamAlcburyBrimeam Warny Hursh hassystoon Bealstow b e alroos. Warrow Bright Oxford The HawAstledámi erPerlen Bicyeste Bilifd Hamble Fishser s omdun ahaster Arnat Fadstop Fannen Bealyard sum Hornwatl Fordsmouth anden e nissle bc Sawbuss al S Luvlin Hernetchew Britchelown Ampen, Masthright Whellen Erford be theechTend arriaw Handewy Yarrow Thrighten Wardlaw Hew Grensy Wulchyard Loughish Rewn Lighish Dannish Hammenishanver Bright nen FermittenburyFranchford Hambe WrithenRidden Quithmire Faldaw Lewy a wcea nemny llenFarry AycawrowanchewishThornfal Winny. Yan- Arstaw wulchdannish eheibegy whess Middyaroiage wharse Nandy Maryfal Wine&Nand Earlen. Thrass Stradbury Stoodyard RainburyWeen a w y ltchyardernewyEamen Rew Hassy Ratch efarry uthlendy Thurn Quirch maldew Paverwheane Pan Mair Yatch Quisnew Atteth Eachesburye Batty Lind Berthlew Niredgehat Fribury Durry Manwin.Saltbury Allratonelra ncheworpern Fighter eThurfall Yersen Rassendoor stearfal Leasen hstean a strichyeerer t ge Yardye palde ButhfightWearden ungerrt Grawen Elmwigh gKennow Hullermund- Lowdun Leese-Navy Deyw Siven Brassowle Rim aberfall Newroosish Sough h uven Marbury FesS awn All Harcen Burdyall Ferdnoth corntal Midlende Mundalyen Wallende Ewshe Thalse sen Falf Thimb Bury Thestee Thearen Wern Wind yS a v Therch Yill Pigh Sissen Humeasce wurry Pacdem Thevels BOwerish Wigh Earend Awth Pilvew Form Culfen V Mundwa ighmnigh Fi o h serve bassen Bealyard.charlaw Yestand Letchen St. Thetc er Massle Dlen Livern Aw swartmere armen Erven cuise Ford Brooch Waltheld Bury Hambury Salmenthy LMe MOUuay Spald hornguertushen Sap Fellowrn ELsher Writ Ness Fienen Ash Arth Samsen hurftess Archroom Basti ow Fer Harsy t h Ayaug Bury Candiedstch Harbough fordcall Lispen Hasterhaid CHethbury Yerrend Tharrarrilen Fadtaryhassow buller Modrigh Serchest Blighdew Yatter Allynearfall Itefa thmeat watterthy Room Thulden w sea Thetches Ban alven maytep Anger iver PadalS pe an Hastlen Elsy Tirepayer Pruss Essyhither Heaser Mid Welighserthurry Sanlurrow Newfall Fathend Thurenaster pp Safer Tharineg Luve asten Hather S Harve Thr Sackende Wallend, Foietchery Minnery Sas Pr Waller Whethelnigh channyhal Marden Earn Sevel Aartave ATve Sarten thurnen PMaller sea Arvel Massle rs all itchen ly gmurn MurtheLighendes Hassend Cassanthaves Mally cranthHartchen Thensle Hane Addene Andle Hatts athender inen ch Ascow sea Fadder Adden HalmethNowfiew barth Kipralder Almer Seft Thanger Fansarm Measesh Marsic SighelRidge Haver Yevle ursen Yalve Andsy sur e Traven sea Hathen Allchear Aircherd Arn Ump Thunse Raff Fess Word Seriow Ruth Dart Hamps Surry Stve Yestanden Chuver irry lavenen PerruthTammish SitterA Thur mild Wisher allchear thunse marrow middlemere land-of-maps: Anglicising Europe: If the Anglo-Saxons had been invited to dinner (everywhere). See comments for more
old english: Anglicisation of Urrow
 (Europe <*h,uru-wkw-)
 PLACE NAME ORIGIN
 Yeatbury
 Middy
 Durry
 Hamberfall
 Germanic
 Mormannish
 Italic
 Example reconstruction: Volgograd to Wulchyard
 ALcherer
 elend
 Celtic
 Hellenic
 Balto-Slavic
 other Indo-European
 non Indo-European
 mixed
 volga River
 Proto-Indo-European: *welg- (wet, damp)
 Balto-Slavic >walg- Germanic> "wulka- (from
 Reachwigh
 Smallish
 Erven
 Body
 oblique case "wlg-)
 Yannen
 Arryanglish
 Proto-Slavic vsigakt Old English >*wulc (cf. wolcn
 Archroom
 Lully
 'cloud, with /uf> ol due to non-
 high vowel in next syllable
 Russian>Bonra English wulk/wulch (cf swilk
 such, whilk/which, milk/milch, ilk
 ilch etc. for palatalisation)
 CASE STUDY- WITHEL (Italy)
 Eal
 Etymological breakdown of this
 map's forty-three Withelish cities
 Arabic
 Thrundham
 Umpny
 Fighey
 Thunnerhaven
 KEtruscan
 Messap
 Eastersound
 - grad -town, enclosure
 Proto-Indo-European: "g'ord"-os<g'erd- (to enclose)
 Balto-Slavic>"gardas Germanic > "gardaz
 Proto-Slavicgord Old English >geard
 Russian >rópoa English >yard
 ave
 <Latin
 Wass
 Soundswall fihlend
 whalve Bury
 Ealsound
 <Celtic
 Thavefand
 aldy sea
 fan
 Thamber
 Hitend
 Efchney
 norry Borling
 Berrywin
 Hervewig wat
 <Greek
 avbottomHelsing Wighoury
 Aslea
 Charlsted.
 NEarbrow
 St. Fetherbury
 Westrer Upsel
 Utter
 Haverdys
 eHastrem
 Danlim
 Stotcholmstlend
 aThord
 Fashew
 Righosten
 Yarlewel
 ranae
 Hasseh
 WellyNewyard
 Staving
 SWeeri.ch
 Sinquernis
 Opunthewquerdan
 oten d
 Edwinbury
 Thwer
 Yeatbury Linchippinpping
 Thalled
 Summer
 Ealburya Ewechippingotend Wingsfull
 lathew
 Walemear
 Marcaw
 TarrowYulShaw
 Wighbury
 Waysea halmer
 balty Lewy Dewyfu Widdifish
 Yelytch Ridgen
 Thull
 SQuellwest
 Newhastle n Orth
 Earhouse chippenhaven
 dermarc Malmy
 WenswhRosqurid
 Flensbury Burhoim
 Chile Strealsound
 Brimeavevey Arry thau Yedanch
 Seal
 lithewen
 Hewn.
 f ir elend Mannow iddlesburyS e a
 sea
 Devlin Every
 Smallish r o oslend
 Walow
 Nackenigh
 Harry weinerfirth
 efluil
 Liverpool Manhaster
 Snottingham
 Logds
 wallyard Willen Mennish Maylew Branch
 Sarthaw
 Livish
 Yarden
 Berrin
 Hambury Shithen
 Beverish
 vemarch Bermingham Greninge
 Hairthave a nglend arhamAlcburyBrimeam
 Warny
 Hursh
 hassystoon
 Bealstow b e alroos.
 Warrow Bright
 Oxford The HawAstledámi erPerlen Bicyeste
 Bilifd
 Hamble
 Fishser s omdun ahaster
 Arnat Fadstop Fannen
 Bealyard
 sum
 Hornwatl Fordsmouth anden e nissle bc Sawbuss al S Luvlin
 Hernetchew
 Britchelown
 Ampen, Masthright Whellen Erford
 be theechTend arriaw Handewy
 Yarrow
 Thrighten Wardlaw
 Hew
 Grensy
 Wulchyard
 Loughish Rewn
 Lighish
 Dannish
 Hammenishanver
 Bright nen FermittenburyFranchford
 Hambe WrithenRidden
 Quithmire
 Faldaw
 Lewy
 a wcea nemny
 llenFarry AycawrowanchewishThornfal Winny.
 Yan-
 Arstaw wulchdannish
 eheibegy whess
 Middyaroiage
 wharse Nandy
 Maryfal
 Wine&Nand Earlen. Thrass Stradbury Stoodyard RainburyWeen a w y ltchyardernewyEamen Rew
 Hassy
 Ratch efarry
 uthlendy
 Thurn Quirch
 maldew
 Paverwheane Pan Mair Yatch Quisnew Atteth
 Eachesburye Batty Lind Berthlew Niredgehat
 Fribury Durry Manwin.Saltbury
 Allratonelra ncheworpern
 Fighter
 eThurfall Yersen
 Rassendoor stearfal
 Leasen hstean a strichyeerer
 t ge Yardye palde
 ButhfightWearden
 ungerrt
 Grawen
 Elmwigh
 gKennow
 Hullermund- Lowdun
 Leese-Navy
 Deyw Siven Brassowle
 Rim
 aberfall
 Newroosish
 Sough
 h uven Marbury FesS
 awn
 All Harcen
 Burdyall Ferdnoth corntal Midlende
 Mundalyen Wallende
 Ewshe Thalse
 sen Falf
 Thimb
 Bury Thestee
 Thearen Wern Wind yS a v Therch Yill
 Pigh Sissen
 Humeasce
 wurry
 Pacdem
 Thevels
 BOwerish
 Wigh
 Earend
 Awth
 Pilvew
 Form Culfen V
 Mundwa ighmnigh Fi o h serve
 bassen Bealyard.charlaw
 Yestand
 Letchen St. Thetc er Massle Dlen Livern
 Aw
 swartmere
 armen
 Erven
 cuise
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 Hambury Salmenthy
 LMe MOUuay
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 ELsher
 Writ
 Ness
 Fienen
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 Arth
 Samsen hurftess
 Archroom
 Basti ow Fer
 Harsy t h
 Ayaug
 Bury
 Candiedstch Harbough
 fordcall
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 Blighdew Yatter
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 Thetches
 Ban
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 Anger
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 Pruss
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 Welighserthurry Sanlurrow
 Newfall Fathend Thurenaster pp
 Safer Tharineg Luve asten Hather S
 Harve Thr
 Sackende
 Wallend, Foietchery
 Minnery
 Sas
 Pr Waller Whethelnigh channyhal
 Marden
 Earn Sevel Aartave
 ATve
 Sarten thurnen
 PMaller sea
 Arvel
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 rs
 all itchen
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 gmurn
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 Cassanthaves
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 Andle
 Hatts
 athender
 inen
 ch Ascow sea
 Fadder Adden
 HalmethNowfiew
 barth
 Kipralder Almer
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 Thanger
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 Allchear
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 Arn
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land-of-maps:

Anglicising Europe: If the Anglo-Saxons had been invited to dinner (everywhere). See comments for more

land-of-maps: Anglicising Europe: If the Anglo-Saxons had been invited to dinner (everywhere). See comments for more

old english: HE WO MAN FE MALE HU MAN PER SON visual-poetry »swofehuperx by richard tipping (+) [vial mitosisisyourtosis men fabricated the idea that they are the default sex to compensate for their biological inferiority and general superfluousness this is not just the natural order this is the language of a patriarchal culture rhysiare Omg no, you are wrong on so many levels and as a linguist this makes me ache something terrible. In my linguistics dass in undergrad, we actually made fun of people who think like you along these lines and for good reason, because you are wholly ignorant and are choosing to spin narratives about things and fields which you know completely nothing about yet pretend you do. 1 She: This word evolved naturally from Old English from seo/heo which were just words to refer to feminine-female people evolving from Proto- Germanic words meaning that/there. He as a word evolved from the same ideas but Proto-Germanic words for thishere, Your idea of patriarchal language further falls apart when you compare this part of English to other Germanic languages, of which English is related, the words in German for he and she are 'er and sie", completely unrelated So it is by clear happenstance, not some patriarchal conspiracy that the words he and "she in English have similar form. 2. Woman: Oh god this one always gets my goat when people go for this one. Man did not used to mean "male", man used to mean humanity/human being, the old words in Old English for male adult person and female adult person were werman and wifman respectively, we can see this relation in words like werewolf and wife as being the remnants of the base "wer- and the base wif-. Woman evolved phonologically from the word wifman by natural processes where the 'f sound dropped and the became lax. Man dropped its wer stem for reasons mostly unknown but I can guarantee have nothing to do with patriarchy because phonological change has no basis in that. 3. Female: Male and Female actually come etymologically from two completely different words. Male comes from Old French masle which meant masculine, while Female came from Old French as well femella which meant young woman. This is another case, just like he and she where the words coincidentally ended up looking similar without having any direct correlation in historical linguistic processes to make them as such 4 Hman: This word etymologically derives from Proto-Indo- European "ghomon which means earthly being as opposed to heavenly being which would refer to gods. You have some small glimmer of hope here in that the word does eventually branch off into the word for man in some languages but this is still too small of a precedent to base any conspiratorial thinking like you are doing off of 5. Person: This one offends me the most, simply because I love the fuck out of Etruscan language and your continued ignorance just irks me at this point. Person derives from persona from Latin which meant the same meaning, which ultimately derived from phersu Etruscan for mask as Etruscans would often have theatre performers use masks to give identity to the performers. So never once did "person have any meaning to do with son So yes, this IS the natural order or language. Please never proselytise your faulty ideology and misandrist thinking within speaking about word origins and morphology again, as unless you actually do fact checking I will school the everloving hell out of you, stay in vour lane. Swofehuper He Man Male Manson
old english: HE
 WO MAN
 FE MALE
 HU MAN
 PER SON
 visual-poetry
 »swofehuperx by richard tipping (+)
 [vial
 mitosisisyourtosis
 men fabricated the idea that they are the default sex to compensate for their
 biological inferiority and general superfluousness
 this is not just the natural order this is the language of a patriarchal culture
 rhysiare
 Omg no, you are wrong on so many levels and as a linguist this makes me
 ache something terrible. In my linguistics dass in undergrad, we actually made
 fun of people who think like you along these lines and for good reason,
 because you are wholly ignorant and are choosing to spin narratives about
 things and fields which you know completely nothing about yet pretend you do.
 1 She: This word evolved naturally from Old English from seo/heo which
 were just words to refer to feminine-female people evolving from Proto-
 Germanic words meaning that/there. He as a word evolved from the
 same ideas but Proto-Germanic words for thishere, Your idea of
 patriarchal language further falls apart when you compare this part of
 English to other Germanic languages, of which English is related, the
 words in German for he and she are 'er and sie", completely unrelated
 So it is by clear happenstance, not some patriarchal conspiracy that the
 words he and "she in English have similar form.
 2. Woman: Oh god this one always gets my goat when people go for this
 one. Man did not used to mean "male", man used to
 mean humanity/human being, the old words in Old English for male
 adult person and female adult person were werman and wifman
 respectively, we can see this relation in words like werewolf and wife as
 being the remnants of the base "wer- and the base wif-. Woman
 evolved phonologically from the word wifman by natural processes
 where the 'f sound dropped and the became lax. Man dropped
 its wer stem for reasons mostly unknown but I can guarantee have
 nothing to do with patriarchy because phonological change has no
 basis in that.
 3. Female: Male and Female actually come etymologically from two
 completely different words. Male comes from Old French masle which
 meant masculine, while Female came from Old French as well femella
 which meant young woman. This is another case, just like he and she
 where the words coincidentally ended up looking similar without having
 any direct correlation in historical linguistic processes to make them as
 such
 4 Hman: This word etymologically derives from Proto-Indo-
 European "ghomon which means earthly being as opposed to heavenly
 being which would refer to gods. You have some small glimmer of hope
 here in that the word does eventually branch off into the word for man
 in some languages but this is still too small of a precedent to base any
 conspiratorial thinking like you are doing off of
 5. Person: This one offends me the most, simply because I love the fuck
 out of Etruscan language and your continued ignorance just irks me at
 this point. Person derives from persona from Latin which meant the
 same meaning, which ultimately derived from phersu Etruscan
 for mask as Etruscans would often have theatre performers use masks
 to give identity to the performers. So never once did "person have any
 meaning to do with son So yes, this IS the natural order or language.
 Please never proselytise your faulty ideology and misandrist thinking within
 speaking about word origins and morphology again, as unless you actually do
 fact checking I will school the everloving hell out of you, stay in vour lane.
Swofehuper He Man Male Manson

Swofehuper He Man Male Manson

old english: Bu/no dain nae the a hne how many dogs does it take votone ives ahead ot us to change a lightbulb? sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb? sorry, but I don't see a light bulb. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code. ◆ Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there... Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares? Rottweiler: Make me. ◆ Boxer: Who cares?! can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle... Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can 1? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeze please, please, please Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry ◆ The Cat's Answer: Dogs do not change ligh to take advantage of the German Shepherd: I'lI change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make I'll just pop it in while I'm sure I haven't missed bouncing off the walls any, and make just one and furniture. more perimeter patrol to Old English Sheep e see that no one has tried Dog: Light bulb? I'm situation. Jack Russell Terrier: bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I carn expect some light, some dinner, and a massage? 28 July 9, 2011 Funny
old english: Bu/no dain nae the a hne how many dogs does it take
 votone ives ahead ot us to change a lightbulb?
 sun is shining, the day is
 young, we've got our
 and you're inside
 worrying about a stupid
 burned out bulb?
 sorry, but I don't see a
 light bulb.
 Cocker Spaniel: Why
 change it? I can still pee
 on the carpet in the dark.
 Border Collie: Just
 one. And then I'll replace
 any wiring that's not up
 to code.
 ◆ Dachshund: You
 know I can't reach that
 stupid lamp!
 Pointer: I see it, there
 it is, there it is, right
 there...
 Greyhound: It isn't
 moving. Who cares?
 Rottweiler: Make me.
 ◆ Boxer: Who cares?!
 can still play with my
 squeaky toys in the dark.
 Australian Shepherd:
 First, I'll put all the light
 bulbs in a little circle...
 Pleeeeeeeeeze let me
 change the light bulb!
 Can I? Can 1? Huh?
 Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeze
 please, please, please
 Poodle: I'll just blow in
 the Border Collie's ear
 and he'll do it. By the
 time he finishes rewiring
 the house, my nails will
 be dry
 ◆ The Cat's Answer:
 Dogs do not change ligh
 to take advantage of the
 German Shepherd: I'lI
 change it as soon as I've
 led these people from
 the dark, check to make I'll just pop it in while I'm
 sure I haven't missed bouncing off the walls
 any, and make just one and furniture.
 more perimeter patrol to Old English Sheep e
 see that no one has tried Dog: Light bulb? I'm
 situation.
 Jack Russell Terrier:
 bulbs. People change
 light bulbs. So, the real
 question is: How long
 will it be before I carn
 expect some light, some
 dinner, and a massage?
 28 July 9, 2011
Funny

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old english: This is Benson, she's my not-quite 9 week old English Mastiff puppy!
old english: This is Benson, she's my not-quite 9 week old English Mastiff puppy!

This is Benson, she's my not-quite 9 week old English Mastiff puppy!

old english: How English has changed over the last 1000 years: the 23rd Psalm Modern (1989) The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He lets me lie down in green pastures. He leads me to still waters. King James Bible (1611) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. Middle English (1100-1500) Our Lord gouerneth me, and nothyng shal defailen to me. In the sted of pastur he sett me ther. He norissed me upon water of fyllyng. Old English (800-1066) Drihten me raet, ne byth me nanes godes wan. And he me geset on swythe good feohland. And fedde me be waetera stathum. <p><a href="http://beautifultoastdream.tumblr.com/post/161705069315/denchgang-bluecaptions-how-english-has" class="tumblr_blog">beautifultoastdream</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://denchgang.tumblr.com/post/101691093668">denchgang</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bluecaptions.tumblr.com/post/93200195150">bluecaptions</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>How English has changed in the past 1000 years.</p> </blockquote> <p>the big mans a lad i have fuck all, he lets me have a kip in a field he showed me a pond </p> </blockquote> <p>I think my favorite part is how the first three are totally comprehensible to a modern reader, and then the fourth one is just “Wait, what?” You can practically see where William the Conqueror came crashing into linguistic history like the Kool-Aid Man, hollering about French grammar and the letter Q.</p> </blockquote>
old english: How English has changed over the last
 1000 years: the 23rd Psalm
 Modern (1989)
 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
 He lets me lie down in green pastures.
 He leads me to still waters.
 King James Bible (1611)
 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
 He leadeth me beside the still waters.
 Middle English (1100-1500)
 Our Lord gouerneth me, and nothyng shal defailen to me.
 In the sted of pastur he sett me ther.
 He norissed me upon water of fyllyng.
 Old English (800-1066)
 Drihten me raet, ne byth me nanes godes wan.
 And he me geset on swythe good feohland.
 And fedde me be waetera stathum.
<p><a href="http://beautifultoastdream.tumblr.com/post/161705069315/denchgang-bluecaptions-how-english-has" class="tumblr_blog">beautifultoastdream</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://denchgang.tumblr.com/post/101691093668">denchgang</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bluecaptions.tumblr.com/post/93200195150">bluecaptions</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>How English has changed in the past 1000 years.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>the big mans a lad i have fuck all, he lets me have a kip in a field he showed me a pond </p>
</blockquote>
<p>I think my favorite part is how the first three are totally comprehensible to a modern reader, and then the fourth one is just “Wait, what?” You can practically see where William the Conqueror came crashing into linguistic history like the Kool-Aid Man, hollering about French grammar and the letter Q.</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="http://beautifultoastdream.tumblr.com/post/161705069315/denchgang-bluecaptions-how-english-has" class="tumblr_blog">beautiful...