About Old English - Answers the questions: What is old English, Why learn Old English, and Why is Old English so different from modern English. By Murray McGillivray
The Anglo-Saxons and Their Language - Explains who the Anglo-Saxons were, where their language came from, and what their language was like. Also describes the relationship of Old English to other Germanic languages and to modern English. By Peter Baker.
Basic Grammar: a Review - Covers basic grammatical terms and concepts. All examples in modern English. Useful for those about to start learning Old English grammar. By Peter Baker.
A Brief History of Old English - Explains how political and cultural events changed the Anglo-Saxon language into the English spoken today. By Michael Drout.
Case in Old English - Robert Stevick's study of case and other grammatical elements of Old English.
Englisc Composition Listserv - An electronic discussion group dedicated to writing and communicating in Old English. Includes event announcements and links.
The Grammar of Old English Poetry - Describes the features of grammar in Old English poetry that distinguish it from the grammar of prose. Covers inflections, syntax, and word order. By Peter Baker.
Junicode Font Download Page - Junicode is a font for medievalists created by Peter Baker. If a computer is unable to display certain characters that can appear in online Old English texts, the Junicode font supplies all the needed characters. It can be downloaded from this site and then installed on the computer.
Meter in Old English Poetry - Describes the use of alliteration in Old English poems and the rhythmic patterns employed in the individual lines of these poems. By Peter Baker.
Old English Alphabet - Shows the form and pronunciation of each letter in the Old English alphabet. Includes a sample text from a manuscript, a transcription of this text, and a modern English translation.
Old English Compared to Modern English - Merriam-Webster Online article uses a passage from Aelfric's Homily on St. Gregory to show the similarities and differences between Old English and Modern English. Also compares Middle English to Modern English and describes the Germanic roots of Old English.
Old English Graphotactics - A site dedicated to editions of Old English texts that include the graphotactics of original manuscripts and to studies of these texts. Graphotactics concerns the incidence and measure of spacings between strings of written symbols of a text. In such texts both the graphic symbols and the spacings carry linguistic information. Site includes text and syntactical study of Beowulf.
Old English Language - Introduction to Old English from the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Covers Germanic origins; Latin, Norse, and Celtic influence; dialects, phonology, and orthography; and grammar.
Old English Manuscript Images - Several images from the Exeter Book. Items shown include passages from poems, drawings of an angel's head, a manuscript correction, an ornamented capital letter, and other images.
Old English Manuscripts Database - Gives descriptive information for each of the approximately 200 Old English manuscripts containing a significant amount of Anglo-Saxon. Includes a brief introduction to Old English manuscripts.
Old English Verb Conjugator - Online tool that accepts the infinitive form of an Old English verb as input and displays the complete conjugation of that verb as output. Also summarizes Old English verb groups and classes.
The Origins of Old English - Covers the origins of Old English words, including West Germanic, Latin, Scandinavian, and Celtic borrowings. Also provides a diagram of the family tree of the Germanic languages, which shows all the stages of descent from Proto-Germanic to modern English and other modern Germanic languages. By Tony Jebson.
Poetic Style in Old English - Explains the stylistic characteristics of Old English poems, including a vocabulary found only in poems, the use of variation in poetic sentences, and the formulaic nature of poetic phrases and themes. By Peter Baker.
Reading Old English Manuscripts - Provides essential information for reading Old English manuscripts as opposed to the transcriptions used in edited texts. Covers the Old English alphabet, manuscript abbreviations, punctuation, capitalization, word and line divisions, and errors and corrections. By Peter Baker.
Tricks for Translating Old English - Gives tips for making the translation of Old English easier. These tricks involve an understanding of certain grammatical constructions that are very common in Old English: modal plus infinitive, partitive genitive, locative dative, and the "ge" prefix of verbs. By Michael Drout.