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by Coraclebuilder
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

"eald englisc"- and how would you pronounce that? could it be "old English"?
by Coraclebuilder
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

A lot of information on the Internet giving Roman military commands and other words that are employed in some reenactments. never heard them Matt?

Fortunately we can use both Old and Middle English in Living History, as I demonstrated above.
by Coraclebuilder
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

Another point is about living history. Do you talk so that visitors can be understood or mystify them with "your" version of authentic talk? Bear in mind that if the visitor were of the same period as that portrayed they would have no problem in understanding. Using English as I suggest do...
by Coraclebuilder
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

thaet thu taece us sprecan rihte That thou (you) teach us to speak right (correctly) and the problem is?
by Coraclebuilder
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

There is an immediate flaw in the parallel between Italians, speaking classical Latin, and my suggestion. First of all is there any evidence that anyone spoke "classical Latin"? It is possible that this Latin was simply the written form of the literary language, intelligible to all educate...
by Coraclebuilder
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Taking off Mail for a Raid
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Taking off Mail for a Raid

To revive this thread, cannot find the reference at the moment but Harold Godwinson is supposed to have had his troops wear the lighter leather in part of his campaigns (1062–63) against Gruffydd ap Llywelyn of Gwynedd, the ruler of Wales.
by Coraclebuilder
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

Gainsaying what folk think but rather than try and speak what might be the written form of an "Anglo-Saxon" language would it not be better for living history and reenactment to freely use words we speak or have spoken today? No need for some strained academic accent either, just how you s...
by Coraclebuilder
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: a Portable Prehistoric House
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: a Portable Prehistoric House

Dodgy photo of me with reed hut and coracle at Maiden Castle event.
hut and coracle.jpg
by Coraclebuilder
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: a Portable Prehistoric House
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: a Portable Prehistoric House

Just seen this post. Excellent idea, there are far too many tents around in all periods and not enough huts (or houses as perhaps they should be called). I have had the same idea but it is even less authentic using reed screening from B & Q and skins. The advantage of screening is that one can r...

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