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Alsige of West Stow

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An introduction to a typical village house at West Stow, delivered in Old English. 


Transcript: 

Welcumen béo on West Stowa. Mín nama is Alsige. 

Þis is mín hús. Ðes is se hróf, séo duru, séo flór .... cum in. 

Þes is mín wífman, and Þes is mín bróþor. 

ealá, ealá 

Þis is þæt fýr, ond hér is úre mete ... stincað wel! 

Hér is mín bedd. Wé rísað þá séo sunne ríseð, wé weorcað ealne dæg ond gáð to bedde þá niht cumeþ 


(goes outside) 


Þéos is mín woruld -- ðá heofenas, séo sunne, þá tréow, þá æceras, þá godu, þá ylfe ond 

mín twá stranga handa. 

Beoð wel, fríend. 


Translation: 

Welcome to West Stow. My name is Alsige. 

This is my house. This is the roof... the door... and the floor.... come in. 


This is my wife, and this is my brother. 

Hello! Hello! 

This is the fire, and this is our food -- hmm, smells good! Here is my bed. We get up when the sun rises, we work all day long, and go to bed at

night-fall. 


(goes outside) 


This is my world -- the sky, the sun, the trees, the fields, the gods and the elves - and my two strong hands. 


Be well, friends.

History

Date Created

26/07/2010

Date

2010

Temporal Coverage

2000-2010

Creator

Matt Love

Source

Contributor's own resource

Language

Old English