- whan, whane, whain, whaune, whenne, when, whene, whon, whonne, wanne, wan, wane, waen, wahan, wenne, wen, wene, wehn, wehen, vhen, vhanne, van, qwhan, qwhen, qwan, qwanne, qwuan, qwen, qwene, qwon, quanne, quan, quane, quenne, quen, quene, qien
- wȝon, ȝwen (West Midlands)
- huanne (Kent)
- ȝwanne, ȝwan, ȝwane (Southwestern)
- wæne, wonne, won, wone (southwest Midlands)
- hwan, hwanne, hwænne, hwenne, hwen, hwene, hwon, hwonne, uan, vien, qvanne (early)
- 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis:
- Bot often for defalte of bondes Al sodeinliche, er it be wist, A Tonne, whanne his lye arist, Tobrekth and renneth al aboute, Which elles scholde noght gon oute […]
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- c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “General Prologue”, in The Canterbury Tales, lines 1–3:
- Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote, / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote / And bathed every veyne in swich licour […]
- When that April, with its sweet showers / Has pierced March's drought to the root / And bathed every vein in such fluid […]
- 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41:
- Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende.
- Master John Aston taught and wrote accordingly and really busily, where, when, and to whoever he wanted, and he used it himself, I take it, very well until the end of his life.