Language http://www.englishclub.com/english-language-history.htm. Old English (450-1100 AD). did not sound or look like English today half of the most commonly used words in Modern English have Old English roots.
Fæderureþuþeeart on heofonumsiþinnamagehalgodtobecumeþin rice gewurþeþinwilla on eorðanswaswa on heofonumurnegedæghwamlicanhlafsyle us to dægand forgyf us uregyltasswaswa we forgyfaðurumgyltendumand ne gelædþu us on costnunge ac alys us of yfelesoþlice.
Ourefadirþat art in heueneshalwid be þi name; þireume or kyngdom come to be. Be þiwille don in herþe as it is douninheuene. yeue to us today oureechedayes bred. And foryeue to us ouredettisþat is ouresynnys as we foryeuen to ouredettourisþat is to men þathansynned in us. And lede us not into temptacion but delyuere us from euyl.
Our father which art in heauen, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heauen. Giue us this day our daily bread. And forgiue us our debts as we forgiue our debters. And lead us not into temptation, but deliuer us from euill. Amen.
The main difference between Early Modern
English and Late Modern English is vocabulary.
Hint: Think of the time frame.
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