Aelfsige – A Taste of Old English
Welcumen béo on West Stowa. Mín nama is Ælflsige.
Þis is mín hús. Ðes is se hróf, séo duru, séo flór …. cum in.
Þes is mín wífman, and Þes is mín bróþor.
Þis is þæt fýr, ond hér is úre mete … stincað wel!
Hér is mín bedd. Wé rísað þá séo sunne ríseð, wé weorcað ealne dæg ond gáð to bedde þá niht cumeþ
Þéos is mín woruld – ðá heofenas, séo sunne, þá tréow, þá æceras, þá godu, þá ylfe ond mín twá stranga handa
Beoð wel, fríend
In case you need a translation…
Welcome to West Stow. My name is Alsige.
This is my house. This is the roof… the door… and the floor…. come in.
This is my wife, and this is my brother.
This is the fire, and this is our food – hmm, smells good!
Here is my bed. We get up when the sun rises, we work all day long, and go to bed at night-fall.
This is my world – the sky, the sun, the trees, the fields, the gods and the elves - and my two strong hands
Be well, fríends