Old English/Directions

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Here are some ways to say directions:

  • Gā... - Go...
    • ...tō þǣre swīðran healfe - ...right
    • ...tō þǣre wystran healfe - ...left
    • ...rihte forþ - ...straight ahead
  • Wend... - Turn...
    • ...in þā strǣte - ... down that street
    • ...tō þǣre swīðran healfe - ...right
    • ...tō þǣre wystran healfe - ...left
    • ...on bæċ - ...around/back

Adjectives of position[edit]

  • ufeweard - upper part of
  • neoðanweard - lower part of

Example: is se heals gréne neoðeweard and ufeweard the lower and upper parts of the neck are green

Adjectives of time[edit]

The same adjectives could be used to describe time periods as well:

  • ufeweard - latter part of
  • foreweard - early part of
  • Example: on foreweardne sumor and eft on ufeweardne hærfest in the early part of the summer and again in the latter part of autumn