Auld Inglis leid

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Auld Inglis
Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc
Region Ingland (except the extreme
soothwest an northwest), soothren
an eastren Scotland, an
the eastren fringes o
modren Wales.
Era maistly developed intae
Middle Inglis bi the 13t century
Runic, later Laitin (Auld Inglis alphabet).
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 ang
ISO 639-3 ang

The Auld Inglis leid is a wast Germanic leid that wis spak in Breetain atween aboot 425 an 1125. Hit is an early furm o Inglis an Scots, an is sib wi Auld Frisian an Auld Saxon. Wast Saxon wis the heidmaist mak o Auld Inglis in the auncient corpus, includin the epic poem Beowulf, as the Wast Saxons wis the strangest kinrick o thon time, whiles the Northumbrian dialect o Auld Inglis eventually becam the Scots leid.

Auld Inglis hud a grammatic system nae affa faur awa fae Laitin. In maist wuys, hit wis mair alike ti modren German ur Icelandic than tae modren Inglis. Hit wis guy inflectit, wi fyve grammatic cases (nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, an eenstrumental), three grammatic nummers (single, plural, an dual) an three grammatic genders (masculine, feminine, an neuter) an aw. The dual wis used fir the first and seicont persons only, an referrit ti groups o twa.

O aw the descendants o Auld Inglis, Scots and Northumbrian Inglis are the maist true tae the oreeginal furm.

Auld Inglis Scots
Eald Englisc Auld Inglis
hit hit
ēacod eikit
sibb sib
mǣst maist
ġefunden fund
þōht thocht
ōhsta oxter

Auld Inglis didna staun still, bit raitherly its usage streeched oor a period o 700 year, fi the Wast Germanic migration ti Great Britain in the 5th century, richt up ti the hyne o the 11th century. The name o 'Auld Inglis' wis cairried on ti the time o the Norman invasion, whan the eenfluence o the French leid chynged its grammar sae it wis mair like ti modren Inglis. Meanwhiles the Northernmaist toons whaur Auld Inglis wis spak wis ower the modren border o England intae Soothren Scotland aroond Midlothian. It wis fae this steid that, ower tyme, the leid split apairt frae its Soothren neebour an stairtit forming feetures o the ilk o Scots.

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