This would be easier if I were German

It seems, while I’ve heard a million times that English is a Germanic language, Old English really is incredibly German. I do have some German, due to school and such, and the similar or same words are making my Beowulf-inspired quest to learn Old English a whole lot easier. Hund = dog, swoestor = sister, and so on. There’s also words that look weird, but are actually quite normal, for example, a ‘c’ at the beginning of a word is pronounced like a ‘k’, ‘y’ is an ‘i’ so for family, ‘cynn’, is basically kin. We knew that, that’s normal, whoo!

First I bought this book, which is very academic, and slow going.

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I’m wading through this, it’s about as fun as it looks

Then I bought these two, which are way easier, and fun. I like learning English with Leofwin. He’s married with two kids and has bizarre chin hair.

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Leofwin has online resources, including this video.

Which led me to this video, which can’t be unseen

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