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Some Features of Modern English
The Old English Vocabulary
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adjective adverb Amer American English American speech Beowulf borrowed British and American called Celtic century Chaucer cognate colloquial common compound consonants dative declension denote dialect Dictionary earlier English ending England English Language English words especially examples expressions form of speech French frequently German grammatical gender Greek Grimm's Law group of words H. C. Wyld H. L. Mencken H. W. Fowler Harold Orton idea inflections instance large number late M.E. Latin literary loan-words London M.E. period meaning Middle English Mod.E Modern English North America noun number of words occasionally Old English origin Oxford past tense person phonetic phrase plural prefix pronounced pronunciation Romeo and Juliet Scand seen sense Shakespeare similar slang sometimes sound speakers spelling Standard English strong verbs survived syllable syntax tendency term Teutonic usage vocabulary vowel write