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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
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Under der linden
an der heide,
dâ unser zweier bette was,
Dâ muget ir vinden
schône beide
gebrochen bluomen unde gras.
Vor dem walde in einem tal,
tandaradei,
schône sanc diu nahtegal.
Ich kam gegangen
zuo der ouwe:
dô was mîn friedel komen ê.
Dâ wart ich empfangen,
hêre frouwe,
daz ich bin saelic iemer mê.
Kuster mich? wol tûsentstunt:
tandaradei,
seht wie rôt mir ist der munt.
Dô het er gemachet
alsô rîche
von bluomen eine bettestat.
Des wirt noch gelachet
inneclîche,
kumt iemen an daz selbe pfat.
Bî den rôsen er wol mac,
tandaradei,
merken wâ mirz houbet lac.
Daz er bî mir laege,
wessez iemen
(nu enwelle got!), sô schamt ich mich.
Wes er mit mir pflaege,
niemer niemen
bevinde daz, wan er und ich.
Und ein kleinez vogellîn:
tandaradei,
daz mac wol getriuwe sîn.


really easy to read.

Quote:

Ich saz ûf eime steine
und dahte bein mit beine:
dar ûf satzt ich den ellenbogen:
ich hete in mîne hant gesmogen
daz kinne und ein mîn wange.
dó dâhte ich mir vil ange,
wie man zer welte solte leben.
deheinen rât kond ich gegeben,
wie man driu dinc erwurbe,
der keines niht verdurbe.
diu zwei sint êre und varnde guot,
daz dicke ein ander schaden tuot:
daz dritte ist gotes hulde,
der zweier übergulde.
diu wolte ich gerne in einen schrîn.
jâ leider desn mac niht gesîn,
daz guot und weltich êre
und gotes hulde mêre
zesamene in ein herze komen.
stîg unde wege sint in benomen:
untriuwe ist in der sâze,
gewalt vert ûf der strâze:
fride unde reht sint sêre wunt.
diu driu enhabent geleites niht,
diu zwei enwerden ê gesunt.


even easier to read.


yeah, i can make out a bit of it. If you read the middle english using German pronunciation of the vowels and English pronunciation of consonants, you'll get a good approximation of the accent of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Old English is harder. You have to pronounce it in Pictish, which is basically the sound of a sheep being anally raped by Throg the Bog Man.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
The Old English is harder. You have to pronounce it in Pictish, which is basically the sound of a sheep being anally raped by Throg the Bog Man.


sheep? Goat!

Sweet, tender sheep were reserved for the gods! And priests! But mostly the gods.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A decent reading. It does sound like the sheep's having a good time at least.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
The Old English is harder. You have to pronounce it in Pictish, which is basically the sound of a sheep being anally raped by Throg the Bog Man.


sheep? Goat!

Sweet, tender sheep were reserved for the gods! And priests! But mostly the gods.

Well, yeah, I was just kidding. Besides, Old English came from Germany and replaced the Gallic language of the Celts (except for in a few backward areas like Wales and Cornwall), and nobody really knows what the Picts spoke: probably some bastardization of PI.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
The Old English is harder. You have to pronounce it in Pictish, which is basically the sound of a sheep being anally raped by Throg the Bog Man.


sheep? Goat!

Sweet, tender sheep were reserved for the gods! And priests! But mostly the gods.

Well, yeah, I was just kidding. Besides, Old English came from Germany and replaced the Gallic language of the Celts (except for in a few backward areas like Wales and Cornwall), and nobody really knows what the Picts spoke: probably some bastardization of PI.
Excellent series on Youtube, 8 parts. Starts with the Frisians

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKlKMDMicQYFsHI1_4kIoQ/videos
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delightful. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerwylie wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
The Old English is harder. You have to pronounce it in Pictish, which is basically the sound of a sheep being anally raped by Throg the Bog Man.


sheep? Goat!

Sweet, tender sheep were reserved for the gods! And priests! But mostly the gods.

Well, yeah, I was just kidding. Besides, Old English came from Germany and replaced the Gallic language of the Celts (except for in a few backward areas like Wales and Cornwall), and nobody really knows what the Picts spoke: probably some bastardization of PI.
Excellent series on Youtube, 8 parts. Starts with the Frisians

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKlKMDMicQYFsHI1_4kIoQ/videos

Sweeeeet
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