Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > Medieval and Byzantine History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

Medieval and Byzantine History Medieval and Byzantine History Forum - Period of History between classical antiquity and modern times, roughly the 5th through 16th Centuries


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 6th, 2014, 04:43 AM   #11

Linschoten's Avatar
nonpareil
 
Joined: Aug 2010
From: Wessex
Posts: 12,979
Blog Entries: 11

I wonder if any members of the royal family can speak German nowadays, apart from the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen speaks fluent French, but I don't think she knows any German.
Linschoten is online now  
Remove Ads
Old February 7th, 2014, 04:27 AM   #12

St Oswald's Avatar
Lecturer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Northumbria
Posts: 447

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linschoten View Post
I wonder if any members of the royal family can speak German nowadays, apart from the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen speaks fluent French, but I don't think she knows any German.
Aye noo but kan tha taark Geordie ...I doot it
St Oswald is offline  
Old February 7th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #13

GoldSeven's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Germany
Posts: 190

I read once that Edward I (1272) was the first English king after the Conquest who spoke English as a first language. His father Henry III did not. The ones after him did.
GoldSeven is offline  
Old February 7th, 2014, 06:15 AM   #14
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: Scotland
Posts: 1,384

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linschoten View Post
I wonder if any members of the royal family can speak German nowadays, apart from the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen speaks fluent French, but I don't think she knows any German.
"Alles Klar!"

Gushel.

Last edited by The Gushel; February 7th, 2014 at 06:18 AM.
The Gushel is offline  
Old February 7th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #15

GoldSeven's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Germany
Posts: 190

"Zwei Bier!"

At least, that's the one all English speakers always tell me they know. Would the Queen be an exception?
GoldSeven is offline  
Old February 7th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #16
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: Scotland
Posts: 1,384

Edward I was certainly a schwienhund of the first order!

Gushel.
The Gushel is offline  
Old February 7th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #17
Scholar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
From: UK
Posts: 888

Would that be Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots, then Gushel?
Thibault is offline  
Old February 8th, 2014, 02:50 AM   #18
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: Scotland
Posts: 1,384

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thibault View Post
Would that be Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots, then Gushel?

The very same Thibault, my grannie told me about him, she'd have hammered him had she got a grip o him,

Gushel.
The Gushel is offline  
Old February 8th, 2014, 03:09 AM   #19

GoldSeven's Avatar
Archivist
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Germany
Posts: 190

Her shanks weren't long enough?
GoldSeven is offline  
Old February 8th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #20
Historian
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: Scotland
Posts: 1,384

Shanks for that GS.

Gushel.
The Gushel is offline  
Reply

  Historum > World History Forum > Medieval and Byzantine History

Tags
english, kings, spoke



Search tags for this page
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canadian and Australian English is British English? Korin General History 33 June 21st, 2014 06:50 AM
Comparison between Old English and Middle English Niki86 Medieval and Byzantine History 4 February 15th, 2013 12:42 PM
Middle English versus Modern English Patito de Hule European History 7 July 15th, 2012 10:39 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.