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LP Old English

LP Old English

David Arthur

Practise Old English grammar & vocabulary on the move

4.6 Ratings 96 Reviews

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Practise Old English grammar & vocabulary on the move
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4.6
96 Ratings
  1. 5
    78%
  2. 4
    8%
  3. 3
    7%
  4. 2
    5%
  5. 1
    1%
  • Awesome Nov 24, 2018

    By MrMackey11
    It was pretty expensive for an app but well worth it, as learning old English is a mighty task at hand and studying with a dictionary is boring at best. This app however; removes all the tedious work that goes into guessing what an old English word truly translates into and sets you up with some core vocabulary and knowledge that will allow you to truly start learning old English on your own afterwards. For those who wish to undertake the long challenge of learning an effectively dead language for academic purposes, to discover your roots, or just to have fun, this app will be great for getting you a ground level to start. It’s not really that complicated or over the top good, just simple multiple choice the entire way through, but to have it all clustered in one spot makes casual learning possible; unlike the dictionary lol. Anyway highly recommended for beginners. ƿes þū hāl
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  • Jun 30, 2019

    By Ed S
    5 stars, especially the grammar testing is where this app really shines. I would like to see some more complex OE words in future versions, the lexis currently being tested is rather basic. More poetic vocab and the ability to add your own items would be fantastic. So would a testing timer. Some of the use of macrons is inconsistent. Thanks to the dev!
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  • Excellent for how it bills itself. Jul 9, 2012

    By sirtomas1
    This app tells you exactly what it will do for you. No, it *won't* make you proficient in the Old English language. That would likely take years of dedicated study (as it has for my study of Latin). However, one key component of learning any new language is the drudgery of rote memorization that comes of vocabulary building. In the case of an inflected language such as Old English, there is also the intimidating work of conjugation drills and noun declension paradigms. That's where this cute little package really shines. It automates and expedites the rote process, and it does so via "temporal scavenging;" by building the process inside time already otherwise committed. Waiting for a pickup order at your local restaurant? Practice a few strong verbs while you're at it. Standing outside the store, while your significant other is finishing an errand? Pull out your touch screen device and try seeing if you can remember what "cynng" or "swiþe" means. [NOTE: never use while driving; be safe!] Immediate response, gentle correction and endless repetition ensure you'll eventually get it all and probably be seeing the thorn symbol in your sleep. Cheap, easy, exactly what it promises. If you're a language enthusiast, especially for archaic or historical languages, you can't go wrong!
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  • Feb 5, 2020

    By Michael Korinek
    I really like this app, the fun way to learn about Old English.
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  • Apr 4, 2017

    By Tim Lowry
    I think audio pronouncing the words would be amazing. I generally can see how to pronounce but I also agree dotting the 'y's and adding the 'eth' (đ) symbols would be useful. I don't think it's worth the money, you could easily see similar apps for free
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  • Not what I expected Apr 10, 2015

    By ELL LADY
    This app is more like drills than an actual learning course. There are no explanations of grammar just repetitive mini quizzes. It would be useful as quick tests on information learned elsewhere, in a language course or textbook. It's usefulness for learning Old English is extremely limited. I had expected a basic language course with some instruction in grammar and pronunciation. It is not much of a value for the cost.
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  • Awesome Nov 24, 2018

    By MrMackey11
    It was pretty expensive for an app but well worth it, as learning old English is a mighty task at hand and studying with a dictionary is boring at best. This app however; removes all the tedious work that goes into guessing what an old English word truly translates into and sets you up with some core vocabulary and knowledge that will allow you to truly start learning old English on your own afterwards. For those who wish to undertake the long challenge of learning an effectively dead language for academic purposes, to discover your roots, or just to have fun, this app will be great for getting you a ground level to start. It’s not really that complicated or over the top good, just simple multiple choice the entire way through, but to have it all clustered in one spot makes casual learning possible; unlike the dictionary lol. Anyway highly recommended for beginners. ƿes þū hāl
    more
  • Jun 30, 2019

    By Ed S
    5 stars, especially the grammar testing is where this app really shines. I would like to see some more complex OE words in future versions, the lexis currently being tested is rather basic. More poetic vocab and the ability to add your own items would be fantastic. So would a testing timer. Some of the use of macrons is inconsistent. Thanks to the dev!
    more
  • Excellent for how it bills itself. Jul 9, 2012

    By sirtomas1
    This app tells you exactly what it will do for you. No, it *won't* make you proficient in the Old English language. That would likely take years of dedicated study (as it has for my study of Latin). However, one key component of learning any new language is the drudgery of rote memorization that comes of vocabulary building. In the case of an inflected language such as Old English, there is also the intimidating work of conjugation drills and noun declension paradigms. That's where this cute little package really shines. It automates and expedites the rote process, and it does so via "temporal scavenging;" by building the process inside time already otherwise committed. Waiting for a pickup order at your local restaurant? Practice a few strong verbs while you're at it. Standing outside the store, while your significant other is finishing an errand? Pull out your touch screen device and try seeing if you can remember what "cynng" or "swiþe" means. [NOTE: never use while driving; be safe!] Immediate response, gentle correction and endless repetition ensure you'll eventually get it all and probably be seeing the thorn symbol in your sleep. Cheap, easy, exactly what it promises. If you're a language enthusiast, especially for archaic or historical languages, you can't go wrong!
    more
  • Feb 5, 2020

    By Michael Korinek
    I really like this app, the fun way to learn about Old English.
    more
  • Fantastic Jan 28, 2014

    By Gvdjibejudbheok
    Not only is this the best Old English app I've found--it's also one of the best language apps out there. Definitely worth it--quizzes you on grammar and vocabulary (even vocabulary specific to Beowulf!). I cannot recommend this (and the other LP apps) enough. Thank you.
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  • Jun 8, 2015

    By Corvin Russell
    This app is very useful as far as it goes, but since it is for the beginner, the following changes would perfect it: marking of long vowels; marking of "dotted" c and g; paradigms for pronouns.
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  • Sep 9, 2014

    By Michael Zahavi
    Maybe the addition for pronoun paradigms would be helpful to others?
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  • Apr 4, 2017

    By Tim Lowry
    I think audio pronouncing the words would be amazing. I generally can see how to pronounce but I also agree dotting the 'y's and adding the 'eth' (đ) symbols would be useful. I don't think it's worth the money, you could easily see similar apps for free
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  • OK, but needs a revision Jul 7, 2013

    By Surfer-23
    I like the concept very much. Good grammar review. A problem is that the vocabulary questions are too few in number for such an app. Each vocabulary section tests about three or four words per level, asking the user to translate from OE to ModE, then it tests the exact same words from ModE to OE. An option in which one could continue to the next level without having to click back and insert the desired level would be nifty. If the author produces an update with these things in mind, I would be pleased and might submit a revised review.
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  • Really Needs Lessons Aug 3, 2015

    By That Germanic Guy
    Vocab is great and all, but what we really need are lessons and sentences. Oh, and a pronunciation guide. This also goes for your gothic app as well.
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  • Not what I expected Apr 10, 2015

    By ELL LADY
    This app is more like drills than an actual learning course. There are no explanations of grammar just repetitive mini quizzes. It would be useful as quick tests on information learned elsewhere, in a language course or textbook. It's usefulness for learning Old English is extremely limited. I had expected a basic language course with some instruction in grammar and pronunciation. It is not much of a value for the cost.
    more

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