A language comparison

Interesting post on Facebook today highlights how our language has changed over the years:-

MODERN ENGLISH  –  My soul, bless thou the Lord, and all things that be within me, bless His holy name.

MIDDLE ENGLISH (16th CENTURY)  –  Mi soule, blesse thou the Lord; and alle thingis that ben with ynne me, blesse His hooli name.

OLD ENGLISH (11th CENTURY)  –  Bletsa, mine sawle, bliðe drihten, and eall min inneran his þone ecan naman.

 

Published in: on January 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm  Leave a Comment