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Athanasios said:
Hello,
:laugh:

Should I give the answer within a differential equation?  ;D
Answers must be rendered in complete sentences, using the vocabulary and grammar of Chaucerian English.
 

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And if you're having trouble, try this site. Bonus: you can find vocabulary from many English language authors, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Dan Brown*.









*This is a comparison of skill, not of time period.
 

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Lordynges, I koude han toold yow, quod this Frere,
Hadde I had leyser for this Somonour heere,
After the text of Crist, Poul, and John,
And of oure othere doctours many oon,
Swiche peynes that youre hertes myghte agryse,
Al be it so no tonge may it devyse,
Thogh that I myghte a thousand wynter telle
The peynes of thilke cursed hous of helle.
But for to kepe us fro that cursed place,
Waketh, and preyeth Jhesu for his grace
So kepe us from the temptour Sathanas.
Herketh this word! Beth war, as in this cas:
"The leoun sit in his awayt alway
To sle the innocent, if that he may."
Disposeth ay youre hertes to withstonde
The feend, that yow wolde make thral and bonde.
He may nat tempte yow over youre myght,
For Crist wol be youre champion and knyght.
And prayeth that thise somonours hem repente
Of hir mysdedes, er that the feend hem hente!

                                                                  -- The Friar's Tale​

 

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Questa mattina è foriera di una pace che rattrista;
il sole pel dolore non mostrerà la sua faccia.
Andiamo via di qui, a ragionare ancora di questi dolorosi avvenimenti;
a qualcuno sarà perdonato ed altri sarà punito;
poiché non ci fu mai storia più pietosa
di questa di Giulietta e del suo Romeo.​

At least that's what the Prince would have really said! ;)
 

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At kveldi skal dag leyfa 
konu er brennd er   
mæki er reyndr er     
mey er gefin er 
ís er yfir kømr  ice,
öl er drukkit er

Roughly:

Praise a day when it's evening
A wife when she's dead
A sword when it's tried
A maid when she's married
Ice when it's crossed
Ale when it's drunk.

(lines added as I hit save too soon)

 

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Blessed ben pore men in spirit, for the kyngdom of heuenes is herne.
Blessid ben mylde men, for thei schulen welde the erthe.
Blessid ben thei that mornen, for thei schulen be coumfortid.
Blessid ben thei that hungren and thristen riytwisnesse, for thei schulen be fulfillid.
Blessid ben merciful men, for thei schulen gete merci.
Blessid ben thei that ben of clene herte, for thei schulen se God.
Blessid ben pesible men, for thei schulen be clepid Goddis children.
Blessid ben thei that suffren persecusioun for riytfulnesse, for the kingdam of heuenes is herne.
Ye schulen be blessid, whanne men schulen curse you, and schulen pursue you, and shulen seie al yuel ayens you liynge, for me.
Ioie ye, and be ye glad, for youre meede is plenteuouse in heuenes; for so thei han pursued also profetis that weren bifor you.

Matthew 5:3-12 - The Beatitudes
 

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Athanasios said:
Wes hāl,

Is þǣr hwā þe mæg cȳþdest gif mīn Ylde Englisc is gerihtan?
I've made 930 posts in this thread... and never seen anything so strange until now.
 

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Hello,

cleveland said:
I've made 930 posts in this thread... and never seen anything so strange until now.
It's a little older than Chaucer, Old English instead of Middle English, but it looks so much cooler.  :laugh:
 

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cleveland said:
I've made 930 posts in this thread... and never seen anything so strange until now.
" I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal." --Zaphod Beeblebrox
 

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We must average 399.5+ posts per day from this point until the 31st in order to clear 200,000 before the New Year.  We've had a similar drive in the past (2 years ago!!!), and been successful (of course it wasn't on this magnitude).

If we succeed, we'll have a 12,000 post month to our credit.
 

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Athanasios said:
Hello,

It's a little older than Chaucer, Old English instead of Middle English, but it looks so much cooler.  :laugh:
Quite so!  Thanks for the heads-up.

Ebor said:
" I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal." --Zaphod Beeblebrox
How many people does that apply to here on OC.net?  LOL
 

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Hello,

cleveland said:
Quite so!  Thanks for the heads-up.
I can get a lot of the words (I think), but am uncertain about the grammar. The line you quoted earlier was me asking if anyone hear is fluent in Old English and could check it out.

 

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The purple frog of black light swap was in the field one day. When the black fly of purple cove came buzzing around purple frog stuck his black tongue out and swallowed black fly, purple wings and all.
 

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Had some kosher Coca-Cola the other day. It was o.k. as far as pop goes (it was the first soft drink I had had in over a year - I'm not a pop drinker). It was a little sweeter than regular Coke - it used sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. That was the only difference in ingredients I noticed. And it made me wonder:

What's not kosher about high fructose corn syrup?
 

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Flash backs, black lights, purple haze & chevolet, the strip and hollywood blvd, met john & edgar winters, they only come out at night...

I am the Lizard King, I can do anything...

Whoa...excuse me, relaxing + a little too much B & B tonite


Good night and God bless
 

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Athanasios said:
Had some kosher Coca-Cola the other day. It was o.k. as far as pop goes (it was the first soft drink I had had in over a year - I'm not a pop drinker). It was a little sweeter than regular Coke - it used sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. That was the only difference in ingredients I noticed. And it made me wonder:

What's not kosher about high fructose corn syrup?
I think that it's the *Kosher for Passover* which is on a different level then everyday Kosher.  The syrup is from corn, a grain and grains can have levening.  During the days of Passover, from what I understand, there can be absolutely NO levening or levened products in the house.  Only things like Matzo for a bread/cracker and matzo meal/potato starch/almonds etc for baking/cooking. 

I'm dating myself, but I remember when sugar sweetened Coca-Cola was what there was.  Then they had "New Coke" and it tasted different.  And the sugar only/K for Passover is the taste of the drink in my youth in the West.

Ebor
 

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The sugar-sweetened soda tastes waaaaay better than the corn syrup-sweetened.  Ever had a Jones soda?  Yum.

 

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Soda is the disgusting carbonated water that you get from an alternate switch on the fountain Pop machine.

Pop.
 

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Soda vs. Pop is almost a county by county dialect in Missouri.  My hometown is on the south central part of the state where it's soda.  Here in southwestern part, it's pop and it better be pop or no one knows what you're talking about.
 

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9,870 people who forgot about this song,
9,870 people,
But since you're reading this post right now, there are
9,869 people who forgot about this song.
 

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9,869 people who wonder when will this song be over,
9,869 people,
But since I can see what number we are on,
9,868 people who wonder when will this song be over.
 

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This would be the place for an *ICK* or EWWWWW  emoticon if we had one....

 

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Athanasios said:
I don't drink pop that much (maybe one per year, maybe) - but I don't find it disgusting.

Not the drink.. the acne

;D

Good one, Ian
 
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