Talk:Ancrene Wisse

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WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 13:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)


Yeah, I don't think many of us speak Middle English. How about a translation? (talk) 01:31, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Various translations have been published, e.g. M. B. Salu, 1955; Hugh White: London : Penguin, 1993 (Penguin Classics).--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 07:15, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
Anyone care to post a translation on this page? Telling us where to look is all well and good for those with the time and inclination to do further research -- but does nothing for those of us just browsing Wikipedia. Cheers, -- Erik Anderson, (talk) 06:27, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
It's very long, and the translations are in copyright. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:42, 27 May 2010 (UTC)


It was editec by Herbert and Day, in 1944-52. Tolkien was not first. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:42, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Contents of the document?[edit]

How do we have a particularly long article on this document that says nearly nothing about its contents? If anything, that should come first, followed afterwards by the academic linguistic and historical info that basically makes up this whole article..... (talk) 02:58, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Try the lead? Johnbod (talk) 03:07, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, oh master of sarcasm. Obviously I was looking for something more substantial than that. Imagine an article on the Bible where the lede mentioned how many books were in the Old Testament, then how many were in the New. And then covered at length some linguistic and philological manuscript issues. At least if this lede could give me an idea if this monastic rule is similar to other rules I know of, or if it contrasts in some notable way. Anything. But I will just have to find a resource other than Wikipedia. Thanks. (talk) 09:23, 1 September 2016 (UTC)