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|Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc|
|Region||England (except the extreme southwest and northwest), southern and eastern Scotland, and the eastern fringes of modern Wales.|
|Era||mostly developed into Middle English by the 13th century|
|Writing system||Runic, later Latin (Old English alphabet).|
Old English is very different from Modern English; it has many more Germanic words, and its grammar is more difficult and closer to Old German. Old English slowly turned into Middle English after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
|This language has its own Wikipedia project. See the Old English edition.|