Old Japanese from the 8th century

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rjjfan

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After going down the rabbit hole with Olde English, I found this video with old Japanese. Some of the words are still the same or pronounced differently but the rest, I'm like WTF....

 

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The other video is old Chinese. I can speak Cantonese and Mandarin and they don't even come close to the pronunciation in the video. @Brighton Bomber , what do you reckon?

 
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The other video is old Chinese. I can speak Cantonese and Mandarin and they don't even come close to the pronunciation in the video. @Brighton Bomber , what do you reckon?

Languages change a great deal over time. No surprise that these did. You said you saw the old English one. Maddening that I wouldn't understand my own language more than about 500 years ago or so. Even then, it'd be a bit of a struggle.
 

rjjfan

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Languages change a great deal over time. No surprise that these did. You said you saw the old English one. Maddening that I wouldn't understand my own language more than about 500 years ago or so. Even then, it'd be a bit of a struggle.
Try this one:
 

rjjfan

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Languages change a great deal over time. No surprise that these did. You said you saw the old English one. Maddening that I wouldn't understand my own language more than about 500 years ago or so. Even then, it'd be a bit of a struggle.
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