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VOCABULARY The Foreign Element
PHONOLOGY A Isolative Changes
B Combinative Changes
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ablaut accented accusative adjective Already in O.E. became bodede borrowed century Chaucer chiefly Chronicle classes Conquest consonant dative declension demde developed dialect diphthong distinction England ep,-iep examples feminine French scribes French words Frisians gave a M.E. gave M.E. genders genitive genitive singular given gradually groups of consonants heardum influence instance introduced Kentish language later written lengthened long vowels Low German M.E. period medial Middle English Middle English Grammar modern English monn nominative plural North and North north Lincolnshire North Midlands Northern Note.—For noun O.E. ending O.E. forms occur Old English Old Norse Ormulum Peterborough Chronicle phrase Plur plural ending preposition Pres Pret preterite pronoun remained replaced riden seen seggen seye simplification sound South South-West speech spelling spirant stem strong verbs symbols tendency umlaut unaccented syllables uninflected vocabulary vowels were shortened West Midland West Saxon writing written in M.E.