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The Wordhord

Daily Life in Old English

Hana Videen

Old English ‘may as well be a foreign language to English speakers today’, and words such as gafol-fisc (tax-fish) or æppel-tūn (orchard) seem culturally as well as linguistically alien. Rather than try to teach the language, this book takes selections of words – some familiar, some strange and some untranslatable – and through them, explores the everyday lives and culture of the people who spoke Old English between the sixth and thirteenth centuries.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Profile
  • Year: 2021
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 205x138mm
  • ISBN: 9781788166102
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
Product code:
518120
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