Late West Saxon was the dialect that became the first standardised written "English" ("Winchester standard"), sometimes referred to as "classical" Old English. This dialect was spoken mostly in the south and west around the important monastery at Winchester, which was also the capital city of the Saxon kings.
West Saxon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia West Saxon may mean: of or relating to Wessex, the kingdom of the West Saxons West Saxon dialect of Old English This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title West Saxon. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
West Saxon ( inglés antiguo : Westseaxisċ ) era uno de los cuatro dialectos distintos del inglés antiguo . Los otros tres eran Kentish , Mercian y Northumbrian (los dos últimos eran similares y se conocen como dialectos anglos).
West Saxon dialect, one of the four main dialects of Old English Upper Saxon German, an East Central German dialect spoken in much of the modern German State of Saxony Transylvanian Saxon dialect, dialect of the Transylvanian Saxons in the Moselle Franconian group of West Central German dialects See also [ edit] Saxon (disambiguation)
While standard English derives from the Old English Mercian dialects, the West Country dialects derive from the West Saxon dialect, which formed the earliest English language standard. Thomas Spencer Baynes claimed in 1856 that, due to its position at the heart of the Kingdom of Wessex, the relics of Anglo-Saxon accent, idiom and vocabulary were best preserved in the Somerset dialect.