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I finished reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf today, and I think the following is perhaps my favorite piece of the endeavor.
Wiglaf spake many a right fitting word, saying to his comrades (for heavy was his heart): ‘I do not forget the time when, where we took our mead in the hall of revelry, we vowed to our master, who gave us these precious things, that we would repay him for that raiment of warriors, the helmets and stout swords, if ever on him such need as this should fall. 265 more words
Language is a living thing and like all living things it grows. English has been developing for thousands of years and it has ancient roots. It is widely believed that English words are mostly influenced by the other romantic languages that share Latin roots (French and Spanish), but actually they started being introduced into our dialect in 1066 during the Norman Invasion of England. 878 more words