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It was pretty expensive for an app but well worth it, as learning old English is a mighty task at hand and studying with a dictionary is boring at best. This app however; removes all the tedious work that goes into guessing what an old English word truly translates into and sets you up with some core vocabulary and knowledge that will allow you to truly start learning old English on your own afterwards. For those who wish to undertake the long challenge of learning an effectively dead language for academic purposes, to discover your roots, or just to have fun, this app will be great for getting you a ground level to start. It’s not really that complicated or over the top good, just simple multiple choice the entire way through, but to have it all clustered in one spot makes casual learning possible; unlike the dictionary lol. Anyway highly recommended for beginners. ƿes þū hāl
Excellent for how it bills itself.
This app tells you exactly what it will do for you. No, it *won't* make you proficient in the Old English language. That would likely take years of dedicated study (as it has for my study of Latin). However, one key component of learning any new language is the drudgery of rote memorization that comes of vocabulary building. In the case of an inflected language such as Old English, there is also the intimidating work of conjugation drills and noun declension paradigms. That's where this cute little package really shines. It automates and expedites the rote process, and it does so via "temporal scavenging;" by building the process inside time already otherwise committed. Waiting for a pickup order at your local restaurant? Practice a few strong verbs while you're at it. Standing outside the store, while your significant other is finishing an errand? Pull out your touch screen device and try seeing if you can remember what "cynng" or "swiþe" means. [NOTE: never use while driving; be safe!] Immediate response, gentle correction and endless repetition ensure you'll eventually get it all and probably be seeing the thorn symbol in your sleep. Cheap, easy, exactly what it promises. If you're a language enthusiast, especially for archaic or historical languages, you can't go wrong!
Not only is this the best Old English app I've found--it's also one of the best language apps out there. Definitely worth it--quizzes you on grammar and vocabulary (even vocabulary specific to Beowulf!). I cannot recommend this (and the other LP apps) enough. Thank you.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.