Mōtung:Oxnaford Englisc Wordbōc

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About's change "ongan" to "begann" because "begann" "is bastard new English"[ādihtan fruman]

No it's not a "bastard word". It is one of the historically English elements that survived in New English from Old English. They ("begann" and "ongan") are "true" Old English words - not borrowings (though the g's are a borrowing from Latin; so are the a's, the b, the o and the n's, actually). Benmoreandflower.JPG  Ƿes hāl!   Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg 04:45, 7 Gēolmōnaþ 2010 (UTC)

The verb "beginnan" is a real Old English word, but it was rarer than the verb onginnan. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:41, 23 Se Æfterra Gēola 2013 (UTC)