THE ENGLISH MOOT
The word “moot” means, “council”, and is related to the word “meeting”. We know it in an earlier form from the Old English “Witenagemot” from Old English “witan”, meaning, “wise men”, and “gemot” meaning, “meeting”. Thus the Witenagemot (shortened to Witan in modern times) means a “meeting of the wise men” who counselled the Saxon kings. (“Witena” is the genitive case of “witan”.)
So, the English Moot is a meeting of English minds.
The English Moot’s tribute to the Anglish Moot
The EF&CS wishes to acknowledge the worthwhile work being done by the Anglish Moot and the way in which they are working on setting Common English/Ancwe (Anglo-Norman conventional written English) over into New English (English brought forth from Old English), and on the outstanding New English wordbook which is being put together by them.
Where we leave the path being followed by the Anglish Moot is in our belief that New English must belong to the English folk themselves and not to the outlandish folk, among whom we put the Americanish folk, and even the Scotch and the Welsh.
Ancwe is English for the world, but New English must be for the English alone and be taught to children and grown-ups in English houses of learning and broadcast by wireless to the English folk, as Welsh is to the Welsh folk.
That is why the English Fellowship is bringing into being the ‘English Moot’ to stand behind the right of English folk to again truly say, “We speak English. We own it, and it is ours, and ours alone
Please sign our Government petition for Saxish and New English to be taught, alongside Ancwe (Anglo-Norman conventional written English) in English Schools, as Welsh is taught in Welsh Schools.
English folk should have the same rights, including to a national language, i.e., New English, as opposed to the international Ancwe form of English, as any other nation.
(e-petition “State schools to teach New English/National English” has now been published. It can viewed at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/6082
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