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ÆLDARSPRAGC ( Old Saxon )

An extinct language spoken in medieval England in the 7th and 8-th centuries.
England

ffæder uure in h0ffone,
næme thiin sy halii.
riigce thiin kom0,
ffile thiin sy jedon
in 0rthe jeliigc in h0ffone.
j0ffe uus thes dæj brede dægligc uure,
aend flyme lagctoræn uure
jeliigc ffe fflyme lagctoræn othere.
lade uus nagct in lagctorum,
æk rare uus off bale.
amen.

Pronunciation notes:
0 as in Danish 0st or French Deux (front rounded)
y as in German ueber or French Oui (front rounded),
j is like English y,
uu as in fruit,
gc is a velar fricative,
ff is like Spanish b/v: it is a bilabial fricative.

Another version

Pader uren,
thu arth in heofw:
sie gehalgnd noma thiu:
to cymeth ric thin:
sie vill thin suae is in heofne,
and in eortha.
Hlaf userne ufervistlic sel us to daeg:
and fgef us scilda usra,
suae ue fgefow scilgdum usum:
and ne inbaed usich in costunge:
ah gefrig usich fro ifle.
Amen.

Contributed by Andrea De Vecchi - E-mail Andrea_De_Vecchi@rcm.inet.it

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