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I wonder if native english speaking people can understand ancient english language?


 

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    Pavlo Badovskyi (Pavlo Badovskyy) 5 years ago

    Thank you for an answer. Actually i thought about earlier times than the 14th century. When i was a student of Romano-German Philology we learned a big part of Beofulf by heart. I was always wondering how much english it sounds for a native speaker.

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    Pavlo Badovskyi (Pavlo Badovskyy) 5 years ago

    to tell the truth people in eastern part of Ukraine not always can understand people from western part. That became a source of inspiration for many and many linquists who write their books devoted to language analyses :-)


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    Pavlo Badovskyi (Pavlo Badovskyy) 5 years ago

    Thank you for an answer. Probably this is the reason why the same old texts are translated by different people defferently. Every translator tries to find his own meaning of the interpreted text

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    Pavlo Badovskyi (Pavlo Badovskyy) 5 years ago

    No, I can not understand this at all. I am from Ukraine and Ukrainian language is a little bit different :-) or rather to say absolutely different. I wish you asked me if I can understand ancient Russian....


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    Pavlo Badovskyi (Pavlo Badovskyy) 5 years ago

    Now i see why my question quoting a poem "Beofulf" was deleted :-) Moderator probably thought it was in foreign language :-)