AEP: The Archaic English Project

The primary goal of the Archaic English Project was the resurrection of favorite archaic English words. Throughout the history of this language, from the Old English of 450 to the Modern English of today, many words have come and gone. It has been estimated that five-sixths of the words recorded in Old English have disappeared. (It has also been noted, however, that 90% of the words used on a daily basis are drawn from those that remain!)

It is also fun to resurrect grammatical forms. Interesting affixes, that sort of thing. But I didn't want to go overboard with this; I don't know about you, but I have a very low tolerance for highly and irregularly inflected languages. (Like English, perhaps?, he said with a grin.) Well, maybe my tolerance will be higher when I'm inflicting the inflecting!


Inspirations on the Nett

Typos found on these pages may not actually be typos. These are, after all, the AEP pages!
Created 1996.08.24, Modified 2010.12.29