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(The British Library)   For the book nerds: the British Library has digitalized Beowulf   ( bl.uk) divider line
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2013-08-26 01:44:56 PM  
1) YAY!

2) That's "digitized".

3) YAY!
 
2013-08-26 01:45:33 PM  
All 7 people who know old English will be thrilled
 
2013-08-26 01:46:06 PM  
I can't read that....
 
2013-08-26 01:46:29 PM  
Pshh, the movie was better.
 
2013-08-26 01:46:46 PM  
www.quotehd.com
 
2013-08-26 01:47:33 PM  
 
2013-08-26 01:47:45 PM  
I can't wait until they make a movie out of it.
 
2013-08-26 01:50:17 PM  
tl;dr

/Grendel shot first
 
2013-08-26 01:50:42 PM  
Hwat!?
 
2013-08-26 01:50:51 PM  

NewWorldDan: I can't wait until they make a movie out of it.


In 3d with a lot of cgi effects!
 
2013-08-26 01:53:07 PM  
Just need to know what language it is in and if Google can translate it.
 
2013-08-26 01:53:33 PM  

ferretman: Just need to know what language it is in and if Google can translate it.


Old English
Probably not
 
2013-08-26 01:57:30 PM  
Hollywood already did it:
travel.rentholidayapartmentlondon.co.uk
 
2013-08-26 02:01:22 PM  
Beowulf in Old English.
(youtube, sfw)
 
2013-08-26 02:02:29 PM  

ferretman: Just need to know what language it is in and if Google can translate it.


Google can't translate it, but Seamus Heaney can. Don't settle for some lousy public domain translation

/Still one of the lamer old school epics
 
2013-08-26 02:08:21 PM  
'Monsters are getting more uppity too', said another. 'I heard where this guy, he killed this monster in this lake, no problem, stuck its arm up over the door-'
'Pour encourjay lays ortras,' said one of the listeners.
'Right, and you know what? Its mum come and complained. Its actual mum come right down to the hall next day and complained. Actually complained. That's the respect you get.'
--Terry Pratchett
 
2013-08-26 02:16:15 PM  
Is it available in a cluster?
 
b3x
2013-08-26 02:18:01 PM  

Fubegra: Is it available in a cluster?


wrong website!

// +1 internets to you
 
2013-08-26 02:20:24 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: ferretman: Just need to know what language it is in and if Google can translate it.

Google can't translate it, but Seamus Heaney can. Don't settle for some lousy public domain translation

/Still one of the lamer old school epics


Heaney's translation also has the Old English on the facing page, which Pinsky also did for the Inferno.  I like that.

http://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Verse-Translation-Bilingual-Edition/dp /0 393320979

http://www.amazon.com/The-Inferno-Dante-Bilingual-Edition/dp/0374524 52 1

One of the wonders of the digital world:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.01 33
 
2013-08-26 02:25:01 PM  

lostcat: Hwat!?


Surely, "HWÆT"?
 
2013-08-26 02:33:06 PM  

Fubegra


Is it available in a cluster?


Imagine that.
 
2013-08-26 02:40:09 PM  
Look shopped.  I can tell by the pixels and having seen many digitized 9th century epic old english tales.
 
2013-08-26 02:40:32 PM  
I'd give my left arm to be able to read that.
 
2013-08-26 03:08:24 PM  

Valiente: lostcat: Hwat!?

Surely, "HWÆT"?


Yeah, that, but I was firing it off from memory of a medieval lit class I took in 1995, so I think I did OK considering.
 
2013-08-26 03:11:02 PM  

lostcat: Valiente: lostcat: Hwat!?

Surely, "HWÆT"?

Yeah, that, but I was firing it off from memory of a medieval lit class I took in 1995, so I think I did OK considering.


Ungeswuncen.
 
2013-08-26 03:33:03 PM  
CSB: I took an Old English class in college and became relatively fluent, to the extent that the prof asked me to TA for future courses. That proficiency did not last very long, but I thought it was pretty cool that I was one of maybe a few hundred people in the world who could read and speak it comfortably.

/CSB
//Latin would also be pectora
 
2013-08-26 03:33:39 PM  

Sliding Carp: I'd give my left arm to be able to read that.


I lol'd.
 
2013-08-26 03:52:36 PM  
British Library? I don't trust those guys for some reason.
foundonweb.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-26 03:58:40 PM  
A good link to show people during the inevitable "I studied Old English"/ "You mean like Shakespeare?"/"No, that's modern English..." discussions.
 
2013-08-26 04:08:31 PM  
it been free to download for years.
1990 is calling and wants its news back.
 
2013-08-26 04:26:01 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: /Still one of the lamer old school epics


The shield Dane community frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-08-26 05:00:56 PM  
Englebert Slaptyback:

2) That's "digitized".
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-26 05:47:05 PM  
Will there be a cartoon version of a naked Angelina Jolie?
 
2013-08-26 06:35:31 PM  
Beowulf was a crappy as hell story. It's like reading old English Superman.
 
2013-08-26 07:07:37 PM  
Is this something to do with Warcraft? lol
 
2013-08-26 07:36:03 PM  
Pfft. Old news! Didn't the Bodleian library have this online ages ago. I remember getting permission to use some images years ago, dnrtfa but can read the manuscript.
 
2013-08-26 08:35:32 PM  
Since no one else was going to post it...
farm9.staticflickr.com

NutWrench: Beowulf in Old English.
(youtube, sfw)


Wife: That language is that?!
Me: That's your language.
Wife: That's not English!
 
2013-08-26 10:09:01 PM  

weltallica


Englebert Slaptyback:

2) That's "digitized".

[pic of yelling guy]


Nope - that's quite correct. Nice try, though.
 
2013-08-26 11:05:23 PM  

Klippoklondike: All 7 people who know old English will be thrilled


Make that 8.
/Hwæt!
 
2013-08-27 12:06:22 AM  
 
2013-08-27 07:53:34 AM  
 
2013-08-27 11:42:20 AM  
You can even get Wikipedia in Anglo-Saxon: Link
 
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