Reviving this thread now. "chase" was my old account, fyi.
Since I was last on this forum, I have done quite a bit more work on rewilding English from a base of English culture.
The word "love" can mean so many things that I thought I would find Old English words with subtle differences and make them new again. Lust- gal (pronounced like slang for "girl"); love for family (also means "forgiveness") - liss (rhymes with "bliss"); love of friend/non-sexual companion - kathe (rhymes with "bathe"); finally, romance - luv.
Relation words : gad (rhymes with "sad") "society", from the same base as "gather"; "close relative" - knirs (like combining "knit" and "fierce"); "chief(tess)" - theeden (same word as Theoden, king of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings) , theedess; tribal council ("council of the wise") - wittenmeet (OE - witangemot); general or tribal council ("the people's council") - folkmeet (varient - folkmoot, OE: folkmot); tribe (those adopted and blood-relations who organize politically and live together) - theed (see "chief" to compare meanings); niece - nift (rhymes with "shift"), nephew - nev, paternal uncle - fadera (first vowel like in "father"), maternal uncle - ahm, maternal aunt - mudrie, paternal aunt - fada (first vowel like "and").
Most languages divide the color spectrum differently. Old English was no exception. Some English colors that are different from Anglo-latin Creole (thats the one we speak): black, dark gray - swart or swarthy; gray-blue, purple, slate - wan (vowel is like "a" in "water"); light blue - blie.
Native English animal names: deer - roha (pronounce the "h", making it like Spanish "roja"); eagle - arn (rhymes with "barn"); badger - brock (rhymes with "sock"); snake - worm; the following are more or less like I would have them: fowl (bird), hound (dog), hawk, finch, raven.