Talk:Nowell sing we (Anonymous)

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Old English?

The English of the 15th century, from which the text of this carol hails, is not Old English. Even Chaucer, a century before did not write or speak Old English. At best, this is possibly what might be called Middle English, although I would opt for it being simply English, albeit a wee bit archaic by modern standards. -- Chucktalk Giffen 09:21, 7 March 2008 (PST)

Yes, you're entirely right, Chuck - mea culpa. And I'm the English student! I was rushing through the pages and took someone's word for it. I think it's worth making the distinction between Old English and Middle English, Early Modern English & Present Day English because Old English really is a different language (trust me, I've done a module on it, don't know how I passed...) Having said that, do we have any Old English texts on CPDL? I don't think we do, though I wouldn't be surprised if someone set Beowulf or The Dream of the Rood to music as they're beautiful poems. --Bobnotts talk 20:05, 7 March 2008 (PST)

Merge discussion

What title should be used? Middle English or Modern English? --Bobnotts talk 20:05, 7 March 2008 (PST)

Merge complete. --Bobnotts talk 11:37, 31 January 2009 (UTC)