Old English notes

Notes

epic poem   叙事詩

diplomacy   外交関係

Questions

1. How many modern English words have Old English roots?

2. What kind of dialects did Old English emerge from?

3. What is the great mystery surrounding the expansion of the Germanic tribes across present-day England?

4. What is the most famous example of Old English?

5. What kind of story was contained in this epic poem?

6. What did J.R.R. Tolkien say about this epic poem?

7. Where did Latin originate?

8. Why did Latin continue to be strong?

9. What was the name of the famous early Christian scholar in England?

10. What other language gave English words?

11. Why is it likely that the Celts quietly mixed into English society as the Anglo-Saxons spread across England?

12. What do many English people want to believe?

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