Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Greetings from the Norse land.

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Atomical, May 27, 2015.

  1. Neanderthalgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Old English an Old Norse have a fair bit on overlap, could imagine em gettin by in each others tongue fairly decent, whereas Latin an Slavic languages musta seemed really strange.
     
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  2. Harpsichordgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Anglo-Saxon Christendom was pretty much just window dressing, all of the same virtues and vices were exalted and condemned respectively, their upper classes were structured in a nearly identical manner, they fought the same way with the same weapons, and as already mentioned the languages were probably mutually intelligible to a large degree. Futhark was even in use to some significant degree by the time the Viking age hit.

    So yeah my take is that they were pretty much the same culture beyond most superficial differences. It's like comparing Modern Scots with the English, the differences seem obvious to the two groups involved, but the rest of the world wouldn't be able to tell one apart from the other in most circumstances.
     
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