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<---the Time Machine---> What is your favourite historical time period? Why?
Feb 17, 2018 7:37 PM
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Thank God, I live in present time! Compared with all the past times nowadays a human has much more opportunities to get information, to explore the world, to diagnose and to cure deseases, to prolong active life
February 17, 2018
80-s. When I was young and naive. 
February 17, 2018

Ohhhhh Sarah...

If you went back 1,000 years this is what English would look like and also how it might sound:


THE LORD'S PRAYER

AD 995, Old English

Fæder ūre, ðū ðē eart on heofonum,
Sī ðīn nama gehālgod.
Tō becume ðīn rice.
Gewurde ðīn willa
On eorþan swā swā on heofonum.
Urne gedæghwamlīcan hlāf syle ūs tōdæg.
And forgyf ūs ūre gyltas,
Swā swā wē forgyfaþ ūrum gyltendum.
And ne gelæd ðū ūs on costnunge,
ac alȳs ūs of yfele.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wl-OZ3breE

 

AD 1988

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
[For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours now and for ever.]

Amen.

February 17, 2018
@ Andrey
Absolutely agree!
February 18, 2018
Thank you Richard! So glad you are here!
Thank you all for nice comments! 
I've been thinking that it would be great to see with my own eyes some historical events...my favourite time is first century. Interesting to look at the old Roman Imperium or to hear first British English speakers decades after. Would they understand our modern English or not...
February 17, 2018
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Sarah
Language Skills
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian
Learning Language
Norwegian