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FC: Anglo-Saxon Language

1: Anglo-Saxon Language By Harrison Sytz

2: Although the story takes place in sixth-century Scandinavia, Beowulf was originally told in Old English the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons of England during the years 500 to 1100.

3: First page of Beowulf written in an old English script.Speakers of Old English called their language Englisc, themselves Angle, Angelcynn or Angelfolc and their home Angelcynn or Englaland.

4: Old English began to appear in writing during the early 8th century. Most texts were written in West Saxon, one of the four main dialects. The other dialects were Mercian, Northumbrian and Kentish.

5: Anglo Saxons adopted parts of Latin, Germanic, and Irish languages for writing and pronunciation

6: Old English was sometimes written with a runic alphabet. Used until the Old English alphabet was created.

7: This is the Old English Alphabet used until the one used today was created.

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