Old Westlandic
Spoken in KingdomofWestlandFlag Kingdom of Westland
Extinct 15th century - evolved into Westlandic
Language family
  • Germanic
    • West Germanic
      • Ingvaeonic
        • Anglo-Frisian
          • Anglic
            • Old Westlandic
Writing system Runic Script (until 14th century)
Latin Alphabet (until 15th century)
Language codes
ISO 639-1 wst
ISO 639-2 wst
ISO 639-3
Old Westlandic (Westlandic: Ald Vastlandik, Old Westlandic: Westic) is an early form of the Westlandic language that was written and spoken in the Westland from the 11th to the 15th century. It descended from a dialect of Old English spoken in Wessex before the 9th century. The language had mostly developed into Westlandic by the 15th century. The language is now almost extinct, except for some literary and scholarly purposes in Westland.

It was a West Germanic language which was derived from Old English, and related to Old Frisian and Old Saxon. Old English had a grammar similar in many ways to Classical Latin. In most respects, including its grammar, it was much closer to modern German and Icelandic than to modern Westlandic. It was fully inflected with five grammatical cases, nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, and instrumental, three grammatical numbers, singular, plural, and dual, and three grammatical genders masculine, feminine, and neuter. The dual forms occurred in the first and second persons only and referred to groups of two. These grammatical cases, numbers and genders had all but vanished by the 14th century, when scholars were contracted to make the language 'more simple' by King Egbert.