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  • I zoomed through a few pages describing how the future England was settled by Celts, conquered by Romans, and invaded by Teutons, then was brought up short by the following footnote to the Old English word Englisc: "The -sc sound was pronounced as -sh." MORE BAD WRITING.

  • In Old English, it usually appears as Englisc, with the sc pronounced “sh.”

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  • Old English also called Anglo-Saxon, Englisc by its speakers is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and southern Scotland between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century. » Teach Yourself Old English Old australia English mp3 Taking sale

  • The Englisc List Website—A Forum for Composition in Old English is a treasure trove of material for people who want to use Old English, not just make their way through Beowulf with a glossary. AWRITAN ON ENGLISC.

  • Still more curious is the fact that West Saxon writers regularly speak of their own nation as a part of the _Angelcyn_ and of their language as _Englisc_, while the West Saxon royal family claimed to be of the same stock as that of Bernicia.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • His books were a curious collection: among copies of the classics and ecclesiastical works were books of night songs, summer and winter reading books, a precious book of blessings, and a "Mycel Englisc boc" -- a large English book, on all sorts of things, wrought in verse.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • LONG before the English of our era came to be, there was Englisc, a form of the language that was spoken and written in parts of England between the mid-5th and mid-12th century.


  • To give it a little rustic charm I used an archaic formation, "An Englisc Chrystmasse."

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  • For what it’s worth: ‘Englisc’ referred to the language of the ‘Angelcynn’ or Angle-folk before ‘English’ was used of the people mixed Angles, Saxons, and Jutes overrunning Britain.

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