English is a West-Germanic member of the Indo-European language family spoken by 341 million people as a first language and more that 508 million in at least 104 countries.
This category lists sites that concern the Old English language, not the literature. Please submit literary sites to Arts/Literature/World_Literature/British/Anglo-Saxon/ and its relevant subcategories.
Examples of suitable sites for this category include studies of the origin and history of Old English, comparisons of Old English to Middle English and Modern English, articles on specific grammatical features of Old English, articles on the mechanics of Old English poetry, and studies of Old English manuscripts.
Submit bibliographies to the "Bibliographies" subcategory. Submit complete online courses in Old English to the "Courses" subcategory. Submit online Old English dictionaries to the "Dictionaries" subcategory. Submit complete online grammars of Old English to the "Grammars" subcategory.
Sites concerning variations and dialects of English spoken in the United States.
Forms of English that are communicated through the hands, but are not separate languages. For distinct languages, see Sign Languages
Neologisms are words that have been recently created, and may sometimes find their way into general use. Some arise because of new circumstances or inventions for which no word previously existed, but others are created for purely humorous purposes.
Old English, sometimes referred to as Anglo-Saxon, is a member of the Germanic family of the Indo-European languages. It is the earliest form of the English language. It was written and spoken in England from roughly the 5th to the 11th century. Its written records include the earliest known poems in the English language and a considerable body of prose.
This category lists sites that focus on Old English as a language. It covers all aspects of the language except grammar. The "Grammars" subcategory lists sites that refer mainly to grammatical aspects of Old English
Examples of suitable sites for this category include general studies of Old English; studies of the development of Old English; comparisons of Old English to Middle English and Modern English; histories of English that include substantial coverage of Old English; discussions of Old English manuscripts; and studies of Old English vocabulary, pronunciation, spelling, the alphabet, runes, and dialects.
* Submit online grammars of Old English and studies of Old English grammar to the "Grammars" subcategory.
* Submit online courses in Old English to the "Courses" subcategory,
* Submit online Old English dictionaries to the "Dictionaries" subcategory.
* Submit bibliographies of Old English language studies to the "Bibliographies" subcategory.
Sites found in this category will generally be listings of English that is not considered to be standard. This means that the language is free from the grammar and spelling restrictions of mainstream English and has been shaped by the idiosyncrasies of a particular culture or group of people.