Angle-Saxish (Angelsaxisch, pronounced [aŋəl’zaksɪʃ]) is a constructed West Germanic language used officially in the Angle-Saxish Kingdom. Derived from Late West Saxon, it was originally conceived as a hypothetical modern English with a greatly reduced French influence. New vocabulary is created through loan translations of compounds in other Germanic languages, principally High German – which has also exerted much influence on its grammar and idiomatic expressions – but also Dutch, Icelandic, and others.


West Saxon was the language spoken by King Alfred the Great, who unified England. By the 10th century, it had become the “Winchester Standard” and was employed in a wealth of literary works, including the translation of the gospels and the copying of classic poetry such as Beowulf. It is principally the language of the 11th century Wessex gospels and writings of Ælfric on which written Angle-Saxish language is based.