Welcome to the world's first web-page in Northumbro-Mersian, the modern Anglo-Saxon language! Welcommen in ðe firste webside ðes worldes in NorðumbroMersian, ðe nowlie tong ðis AngloSachsonens!
NorðvmbroMersian is real Anglisc. Tis ðe tong af ði AngloSachsonen, yet wiðovt ði loaðsomen onworkingen af distanten welscen tongen lice Francisc and Romanisc, which hafen so entlonged nowli Anglisc from its trve Germanic breðren. Tis an statement by two provden Anglanderen ðat ðe tong alltide to ðe folc scovld belongan, and to its Germanicen rooten againstored scovld bean. We sayen to alle trven Anglanderen: BEUN PROVDEN, SPEACUN ÐE OLDE TONG!!
"WE SHALL DEFEND OUR ISLAND WHATEVER THE COST" by WINSTON CHURCHILL, First Minister af Great Britain Before ðe Commonerenscovse, Jvne 4, 1940 We scallen not flaggan nor failan. We scallen on to ðe ende goan. We scallen in Francenmarc and on ði seaen and oceanen fightan; we scallen wið growing selftrvst and growing strength in ðe air fightan. We scallen ovr island whatefer may be ðe cost foreswearan; we scallen on beachen, landinggrovnden, in fielden, in streeten and on ði hillen fightan. We scallen nee vpgifan and efen if, which ig for ðe timebittling not beliefe, ðis island or an big part ðereaf gemastered and starfing were, ðen ovr Worldsrealm beyond ði seaen, gearmed and gescielded by ðe Britisce Fleet, will oncarrian ðe strvggel til in Gods goode tide ðe Newe Worlde wið all its weight and might, forðsetteð to ðe befreeing and ransom af ðe Olde. (Trans. by F.A.Smith)
Alfred(b.849, r.871-899), ðe onlie Anglisce cing efer ðe wiðname "Great" to becoman, was well worði af it. Lifing in an tide when ðere alltide Ficingraiden gafe, was he factly ðe firste cing ðe whole of Angland to rvlan, safe an bit ðat he ði Danen togifan mvsted. Were it not for Alfred, wovlden ði Danen likeli ðe whole land gemastered hafan, bvt he hit hem clearli at ðe Fighting af Eðandvn in 878. Alfred scaped an row af forten, his cingdom to arovndgoan, and needed safeness from welscen inlandingen to gifan. He bilded also an scipfleet, his other scielden to forebetteran, and in so doing became "Faðer ðes Anglisce Scipfleetes" gecalled. Yet Alfreds reign was known for more ðan armiforespringen. He was an scriber af gooden and fairen lawen in an tide wið few, an forepvtter af learning and an helper af ði arten. Himself was he an learnedman, and oferpvtted Romaniscen boocen into ðe ðenlie AngloSachsone tong. In deað lieð he now in his headtown Winchester.
"MERSIAS CING OFFA" Under Offa(757-796) was Mersia ðe greatest ðis AngloSachsone cingdomen. Mersia tooc ofer ði lesser cingdomen Lindsey, ðe Hwicce, and Sussechs, while boð Cent and Eastanglia under Offas strengð weren. Furðermore, his stead yet more to forestrengðenan, married he his daughteren to ðe cingen Wessechs and Norðumbrias. Offa called himself "cing of ðe Englisc," which he was ðe first to do (but see Alfred!). He was an powerful cing, who minted ðouðousenden silferpennien ðat his name boren; who saw himself as an licestanding to Charlemagne; who ruled an cingdom where trade wið ðe Continent at an alletimes high was; and who had his son Ecgfrið anointed as cing by ðe Church, ðus gifing cingen and afterfolloweren ðeirs an stronger standing wið ðe folc. Todays clearest remain ðes reigns Offas is Offasdyce (scown abofe). Ðis ditch and banc, 25 feet high and 60 feet wide, clefteð Mersia from ði Welscen folc and is twainly ðe lengð Hadrians Walls!