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.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.
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.
Explanations, if included, should all be listed in English on sites in this category. Sites that describe English slang in other languages such as Chinese or Japanese should go to the following English as a Second Language category: Arts/Education/Language_Arts/English/English_as_a_Second_Language/Student_Resources/Idioms_and_Slang/.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.