Toscead betweox fadungum "Mōtung:Heafodtramet"

:[[User:Espreon|Espreon]] ([[User talk:Espreon|talk]]) 23:37, 7 Gēolmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
"Is" was frequently used in Old English. Have a look at this entry of the verb ''wesan'' for examples of ''is'' in usage: [http://web.ff.cuni.cz/cgi-bin/uaa_slovnik/gmc_search_v3?cmd=formquery2&query=wesan&startrow=1]. ''Biþ'' was also used, but apparently often with a slightly different meaning (future time, or habitual action). [[biliþ:Benmoreandflower.JPG|border|38px]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#262" size="3px">[[user:Gottistgut|Ƿes hāl!]]</font>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[biliþ:Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg|border|38px]] 10:11, 13 Gēolmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
 
::'''Hē is ceald''' = ''He is cold (to the touch)'', while '''he biþ ceald''' = ''he is cold (hearted)''. I think that's the simplest way to explain the differences. The '''bēon''' form somewhat survives in AAVE. [[File:Flag_of_Virginia.svg|22px]] '''[[User:Wōdenhelm|Wodenhelm]]''' ([[User talk:Wōdenhelm|Ȝesprec]]) [[File:Confederate_Rebel_Flag.svg|22px]] 04:43, 14 Gēolmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
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