Speak Medieval

Speaketh Ye In This Manner…
When attending the Kiwanis Medieval Faire

Thy Old English Tutorial


Dost thou KNOW the time?
You are very pretty.
Your pants are purple.
You are quite handsome.
I have been admiring you.
Where is the restroom?
Let’s go there.
Come here.
Do as you will.
I’ll see you later.
Perhaps we’ll meet then.
Maybe I’ll bring the beer.
What do you say?
Alright! Cool!
He has a lot of money.
Good morning, ma’am.
Good day, sir.
Good evening, bud.
Get lost, bud.
Greet\ladies / gentlemen.
It’s quite beautiful.
Yes, I think so.
No, I don’t think so.
Why do you need it?
I ask you.
Please, what is the cost?
Thank you, you are kind.
I think we’re late.
I swear!
Truly, that’s a fact.
A long time ago.
Hey King
Hey Queen
The Queen is coming.
Good afternoon, Duke.
Good evening, sir.
Good morning, ma’am.
Hello, Constable (or Knight).
Good Morning
My friend, how are you?
Come here, kid.
What’s your name, kid?
Waitress, drinks all around!
I don’t know him.
I have but nothing.
Goodbye, my friend.
Goodbye, ladies.
Do / Dost
You are / Thou art
Your / Thy
You / Ye
You / Thee
Where / Whither
There / Thither
Here / Hither
Will / Wilt
Later / Anon
Perhaps / Perchance
Maybe / Mayhap or Belike
You say / Say you
Alright / Splendid
Has / Hath
Morning / Morrow
Day / Den
Evening / Eventide or E’en
Bud / Sirrah
Gentlemen / Good Gentles
Beautiful / Beauteous
Yes / Yea or Aye
No / Nay
Why / Wherefore
Ask You / Bid You
Please / Prithee or Pray
Thank You / Grammarcy
I Think / Methinks
Swear / Troth
Truly / Verily
Long / Goodly Length
Addressing the King
Addressing the Queen
Speaking of the Queen
Addressing a Duke/Duchess
Addressing Nobility
Addressing Nobility
Addressing Officeholders
Addressing Well-Dressed
Addressing an Equal or
Addressing Children
Addressing Children
Addressing Serving Woman
Don’t know / Know Not
Nothing / Naught
Goodbye / Fare Thee Well
Goodbye / Adieu
Dost thou know the time?
Thou art very pretty.
Thy breeches are purple.
Ye are quite handsome.
I have been admiring thee.
Where is the privy?
Let us go thither.
Come hither.
Do as thou wilt.
I will see you anon.
Perchance we will meet then.
Mayhap I will fetch the ale.
What say you?
‘Tis most splendid!
He hath a lot of money.
Good morrow, my lady.
Good den, my lord.
Good e’en, sirrah.
Make thy leave, sirrah.
Greetings, good gentles/ladies.
It is most beauteous.
Yea, methinks so.
Nay, methinks not.
Wherefore needest it thou?
I bid you.or I bid THEE, if one
Prithee, what is the cost?
Grammarcy, YE are most kind.)
Methinks that we are late.
By my troth!
Verily, it is so.
A goodly length in times past.
Your Majesty or Majesty
Your Highness or Your Grace
Her Grace cometh.
Good den, Your Grace.
Good eventide, My Lord.
Good morrow, My Lady.
Your Honor (or Your Worship)
Good Morning Sir (or Mistress)
Goodman/wife, how farest thou?
Come hither, my lad/lass.
What be thy name,?
Wench, beakers all around!
I know not that name.
I have but naught.
Fare thee well, My Goodman.
Adieu, My Good Ladies.