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In truth, no one knows exactly what Old English sounded like. In my research, I noticed that scholars do not even agree on the spelling and usage of many Old English words, let alone their pronunciation. My best guess is that, being a Germanic language, the closest pronunciations would apply modern German rules. In the linked YouTube video, Dr. Colleen Silva applies German pronunciations to the Old English found in Gecnawan Creation.
ceol — The alien spaceship carrying and powering the steorran.
dold — (disparaging) A human.
Eard — 1. The planet Earth. 2. The real world outside the steorra.
faesten — A fortress.
firas — A human.
forma firas — A human copied by a steorra and having a Gecnawan twin.
gast (pl. gastas) — 1. A ghost or spirit. 2. (disparaging) A Gecnawan.
gast cyning — 1. Ghost king. 2. (disparaging) Icel the Second.
Gecnawan — 1. To know someone. 2. To understand. 3. The steorran copies of the forma firas.
heolstor — 1. A hiding place. 2. The virtual world inside a steorra.
steorra(pl. steorran) — 1. A star. 2. The collectors brought by the ceol.
Waeccan — 1. To watch. 2. A firas who performs tasks for the Gecnawan.
Being left-handed means choosing what's right. Matt Reynolds thought he was ordinary. But on the day he turns sixteen, he learns he's part of a select group of left handers, called sinisters, chosen to protect the world from evil. When Matt reluctantly agrees to join the fight, he's given a task: find out what one of the most powerful businessmen in Matt's hometown is doing, and stop him. With the help of a few new friends, Matt begins to unravel the man's secrets, but it only leads to more questions. What's going on behind the doors of the man's office? Is he even the bad guy here? And should you ever really trust the devil? Even as Matt struggles to master his new powers, he finds himself in a race against time to discover the truth before someone stops him. When the lines between good and evil begin to blur, will Matt's new powers be enough to save him?
The old myth is true: left-handedness really is a sign of the devil—and Matt is one of the devil's agents. After a hectic few weeks learning to master his new powers and stopping a murderer, all he wants to do is win the high school soccer playoffs. When he stumbles across a Wiccan group meeting in his school's basement, though, he quickly realizes there's more than meets the eye. As bizarre weather plagues Madison, Matt must uncover the group's true purpose—before his city is destroyed.
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