12 Words in Hielepes Which Resemble English

Written by Dyami Millarson

These words may not only be comprehensible to English speakers, but may initially also appear to be merely an exotic kind of English. Hielepes as an “Anglo-Frisian language” is of course much more than similarities to English, but the similarities are nevertheless striking and betray historical kinship with English.

Tiₐcht (closed) – tight

Moeₑnemoon

Deiday

TiisdeTuesday

Trèèthree

Mòònmorn(ing)

Hònhorn (BrE has no r here either)

Greengreen

(used with infinitives or as adverb) – to (used with infinitives), too (used as adverb)

Jitte (still) – yet

Denthen

Hewwehave

3 comments

  1. This reminds me of reading John Wycliffe’s Bible translation and sermons from the 1300’s. It is fun to figure out what the middle English words mean and how the language has changed. This language here is also very cool!

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