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22 minutes ago, Zeb Camper said:

Do it man! It'd fit right in at history or carving and applied arts! I was using elder futhark this whole time, but the site I got my info from said younger. Can't believe everything you read! :lol:

Done. It's in the History sub-forum.

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Well, this thread has really taken off. Still no work on the knife, but I got a book in the mail today! It's called "A Guide to Old English (eighth edition)".

It's really good so far. I feel like I'm really getting a grip on the phonetics, and accent of the language, as well as the diphthongs, different letters, and short, and long vowels. Next topic is  masculine, feminine, and neutral pronouns. 

I would reccomend the book (so far), but beware that they abbreviate often words like "Old West Saxon" turns to OWS, and OMS, MnE, as well as names for types of words, or letters, etc. I found myself scratching my head and reading twice over passages that should have only taken one pass. If they had not abbreviated so much ,or gave one clear instance of the abriviated word in full next to its shortened version; it would be a much easier read.

Hope this might help someone! 

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it took me 47 years, but you guys finally got me to look up what a diphthong is...

...it's not nearly as interesting as it sounds...

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1 hour ago, Brian Dougherty said:

it took me 47 years, but you guys finally got me to look up what a diphthong is...

...it's not nearly as interesting as it sounds...

My mother taught 7th grade English for nearly 40 years, I grew up with the concept.  And an uncanny, if utterly useless, ability to diagram sentences.  :rolleyes:

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These are no ordinary diphthongs! :lol:

It's referring to single letters that represent what takes 2 letters in modern English. Modern dipthongs are pronunciated differently in the old language, vowels come in long and short versions and are not pronunciated how we do em' today. 

So its a bit like learning a new language er somethin'.

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Do I smell a proncification contest brewingB)

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Ha! I misspelled my own fake word, it was supposed to be "pronuncification". Reference to an old political cartoon poking fun at a politician who often mispronounced words.

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 5:35 PM, Zeb Camper said:

pronunciated

Did you learn that word from @Joël Mercier?

:P

Edited by Joshua States
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Sorry to interrupt the language lesson.......but I was shown a picture yesterday that immediately reminded on this year's KITH....

It's basically a folding blacksmith knife  with the tail curved up & over and acting as a backspring with the very tip interfacing with a notch on the blade like any old slipjoint.

Very cool I think, and I want to try and make one ASAP.

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