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|Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc|
|Region||England (except the extreme southwest and northwest), southern and eastern Scotland, and the eastern fringes of modern Wales.|
|Era||mostly developed into Middle English by the 13th century|
|Writing system||Runic, later Latin (Old English alphabet).|
Old English is very different from Modern English; it has many more Germanic words, and its grammar is more difficult and closer to Old German. Old English slowly turned into Middle English after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Beowulf is written in Old English.
|This language has its own Wikipedia project. See the Old English edition.|