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Sep 2005

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mi_n li_f after mi_ne fore`genges i`the_de

The following appeared originally in Old English in the forum (email list) engliscgereord.

Wo_denes`day, 27 September 2005

Twa_ wukes a`ga_n, bohte ic twe_yen cirkelwirdes, a_n for ealc of mi_ne i`twinn`dohter the fi_f`te_ne year habben. On twa_ mo_nethes, under`fo_n hi_ Sko_lcertificate exam he_r on Ne_we Su_th-Wales. Ic thohte that the cirkelwirdes here werk helpen mugen. Hi_ studien swa_ ne_dli_ce swa_ ic studiede at fi_f`te_ne yeare, the is - ne swi_the.

Sater`day, 30 September 2005

Jim Sinclair wra_t: "...and for the ilke i`ra_de scal man twe_yen cirkelwirdes (in OE) wri_ten, ne twa_ (forthi_ 'circolwyrde' werlic in OE is, theah 'gewyrde' neuter is). Eala_, bith micel end`werk earende to_ wri_ten thanne swa_ fele i`fe_res his earende y`rihten! Bu_ten this, sculen we_ thurh`wunen this i`rerd lernen and, thu_ Ado, it bith ful til thi_ne earendes to_ readen."

Mi_n andswere was: "Ic gre_te the_, Jim. Hu_ mihte ic that ofer`hebben? On`yean hafst thu_ swi_the nitlice read, Jim. Swa_ James, e_k thu_ say`st so_th after rihte. Ic thanke the_. To_ alle i`fe_res - ic bidde that ye_ y`rihted earende nether fi_nden."