The Old Frish tung was the West Theedish tung spoken between the eightth and sixteenth hundredyears, by the folk who, from their olden homes in northern Theedland and Denmark, had settled in the ground between the eas Rhine and Elbe on the Quidlandish North Sea strand in the fourth and fifth hundredyears. The tung of the earlier folk living in the landship (the Frish nameknownly told of by Tacitus) is not born witness to. Old Frish became Middle Frish spoken from the sixteenth to the nineteenth hundredyear.

Throughout the whole of the Middle Eldths, the Fryslân streched from the ground around Bruges, in what is now Belgium, to the ea Weser, in northern Theedland. At that time, the Frish tung was spoken along the whole southern North Sea strand. Today this landship is sometimes spoken of as Greater Frisland or Frisia Magna, and many of the grounds within it still look up to their Frish roots, even though in most stows the Frish tungs have been lost.

The folk from northern Theedland and Denmark who settled in England from the fourth hundredyear onward, came from the same landship and spoke the same tung as the folk who had settled in Frisland. Therefore there is a near alikeness between Old Frish and Old English. This alikeness was strengthened in the late Middle Eldths by the Ingvaeonish loudshift (Anglo-Frish nosely narrowloud law), in which Frish and English took a share, but in which Old Saxon took a share only slightly, and none of the other West Theedish tungs.

Frish spoken today:

'Dis dei is goed oeral. De sinne is waarm en de licht fan de sinne-skinen fielen goed wit de myld wyn. Juster elke was goed, buten dis dei is better. De sinne-opgong en de sinne-undergong is moai wit de blew lofts. Buten dis dei is lyket de maaitiid en net de simmertiid. Ik find dit dei de best of de wike. De rein komt foar de wykein foar Saterdei en Sunndei moarn, but it will net by kald en wol gean oer uus by de middei. De stjeren wol elke by sichtber yn de nacht en sa wol de moanne.'

Mean English:

'This day is good overall. The sun is warm and the light from the sun-shining feels good with the mild wind. Yesterday also was good, but this day is better. The sunrise and the sunset is beautiful with the blue sky. But this day is like the springtime and not the summertime. I find this day the best of the week. The rain is coming for the weekend for Saturday and Sunday morning, but it will not be cold and will go over us by the midday. The stars will also be visible in the night and so will the moon.'

Speechsteadlore and stavecraftEdit

Also, when followed by some selflouds, the theednish k softened to a ch loud, such as the Frish for cheese and church is tsiis and tsjerke, whereas in Dutch it is kaas and kerk. One rhyme homegrown to both England and Frisland shows the clear alikeness between Frish and English: "Bread, butter and green cheese is good English and good Frish.", which is louded more or less the same in both tungs (Frish: "Brea, bûter, en griene tsiis is goed Ingelsk en goed Frysk.")

Old Frish (about 1150-1550) withheld stavecraftly bendlings. Some of the writings that have been kept from this tide are from the twelfth or thirteenth, but most are from the fourteenth and fifteenth hundredyears. All in all, these writings are only lawfulsome writings. Although the earliest known written earnestnesses of Frish are from about the nineth hundredyear, there are a few earnestnesses of runish writings from the landship which are most likely older and likely in the Frish tung. These runish writings however are mostly no more than one- or two-word markings.


There are some early Frish names kept in Latin writings, and some runish (Futhorc) markings, but the oldest outlasting writs in Old Frish are from the thirteenth hundredyear, namely rikewise- and lawwrits. They show a great deal of tungish oneliness.

  • Westeremden yew-stick (about 750-900)
  • Fon Alra Fresena Fridome [1] (English)
  • Hunsigo MSS H1, H2: Ten Behests [2] (English), 17 petitiones [3] (English)
  • Londriucht [4] (English)
  • Thet Freske Riim [5] (English)
  • Skeltana Riucht law writing [6] (English)

Links to leaves about tungs (adight)
Tungs Kin of tungs
Indo-Europish tungs
Teutonish tungs North Teutonish tungs: Faroeish tung - Icelandish tung (High Icelandic)- Old nordish tung -Old Gutnish tung - South Jutish
West Teutonish tungs: Old Saxish tung - Middle Low Teutonlandish - Old High Teutonlandish
East Teutonish tungs: Gothish tung - Vandalish - Burgundish
Anglo-Frish tungs: English (Old english tung and Old English tongue - English tung - Anglish tung - Lowland Scots Tongue - Yola - Old Frish tung
Celtish tungs Welsh tongue - Breton tung - Gaulish tung
Romanish tungs Latin (Folklatin) - Italish tung - French tung (Old Low Frankish)- Spanish tung - Portugish tung - Mirandish tongue
Indo-Persish tungs Indish tungs: Bengalish tung - Hindi - Urdu - Roma Tung - Punjabish tongue

Persish tungs: Balochish tung - Pashto tung- Persish tung - Kurdish tung

Other Indo-Europish
other tungs
Other Chinish tung - Japanish tung - Arabish tung

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