FC: Anglo Saxon Language By: Johan Rivera
1: Anglo Saxon Language
2: Anglo Saxon also called Old English (Englisc), is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and south-eastern Scotland, between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.
3: its usage covered a period of approximately 700 years
4: Germanic language influenced the old english language by assigning gender to all nouns, including those that describe inanimate objects: for example, so sunne (the Sun) was feminine, while se mona (the Moon) was masculine.
6: Norse Influence
7: The second major source of loanwords to Old English was the Scandinavian words introduced during the Viking invasions of the 9th and 10th centuries
9: The four main dialectal forms of Old English were Mercian, Northumbrian, Kentish, and West Saxon