2A, 2B: Pronunciation of Unchanged Consonants
For Exercise 2A, listen to each sound clip (click on the Old English word) and then reproduce the pronunciation you hear (it will be helpful refer to the descriptions in A Gentle Introduction as well).
For Exercise 2B, read each word aloud, then click to check your pronunciation.
If you have difficulty loading the audio files, please listen along with the YouTube video.
The following consonants are pronounced in Old English much as in Modern English:
b, d, k, l, m, n, p, r, t, x
|Old English word||Modern English meaning||Pronunciation|
|kyning or cyning||king|
|buton||except, unless, without|
|betwenan||between, in the mean time|