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Translating a Song into Old English

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Glossaphile
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Speaks: English*, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin
Studies: Ancient Greek, German, Old English

 
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07 August 2018 at 10:18am | IP Logged 
I've just recently learned enough Old English to try this, so I thought I'd share i in hopes of getting some useful critique from more experienced Old English scholars. This is a singable adaptation of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen.

LǢT HIT GĀN

Tō niht on þǣm beorge gescīnð hƿīt snāƿ.
Þǣr nān fōtlǣst seġen is.
And in rīċe ānlēpnesse,
Nū sēo cyninge eom iċ.

Sƿā þīett hēr þes wind,
Sƿā þīett mīn inlīċa storm.
Iċ ne hine can
Dyrnan heonan forð.

Ne lǣt hīe sēon
Ðīn dēopre sōð.
Hit bedyrnan
Tō gōdre mæġþ þū mōst.
Ne lǣt hīe nǣfre ƿitan þis.
Hīe ƿiton þis!

Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Iċ ne mæġ mē āhabban.
Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Nū āhƿeorfe iċ ūtan.
Heora ƿord
Ne mē magon sceþþan.
Bremme ġēn se storm.
Þæt ċeald nǣfre mē mihte angsumian.

‏Þus æt þisse feornesse
Eall sƿā lȳtlu þynċaþ,
And þā ægsan þe mē wǣldon
Ne furðum nēah cumaþ.

Iċ ƿille mīnne cræft cunnian
And mīne mihte ƿel fandian.
Būtan ‏þām regolum, iċ bēo
Hēr frēo.

Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Dǣl þæs heofones nū eom iċ.
Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Nān tēar adropen bið.
Iċ cōm tō
Belīfanne.
Bremme ġēn se storm.

In ‏‏þone grund full þurh þā lyfte sprǣtt mīn miht.
Mid ‏þissum īse ymbe mē ƿintt mīn sāƿol tō niht.
Sƿā cīele blǣƿ‏‏ð, sƿā ān ġeþōht hrīnð mē innan.
Ne ƿille ne sceal iċ nā nǣfre efthweorfan.

Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Sƿā rīst dagung, sƿā rīse iċ.
Lǣt hit gān, lǣt hit gān.
Sēo mæġþ fullfremed nis.
Hēr sēo sōl
Mē bescīnð ufan.
Bremme ġēn se storm.
Þæt ċeald nǣfre mē mihte angsumian.


Edited by Glossaphile on 18 August 2018 at 4:37am



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